Who needs an estate plan?
If you’re reading this, you need an estate plan. Why? The short answer is “Everyone, age 18 and older should have an estate plan.” It doesn’t matter if you are old or young, if you have built up considerable wealth or if you are just entering adulthood. You need a written plan to keep you in control and to protect yourself and those you love.
Every adult, regardless of age or wealth, needs both a lifetime plan and an after-
death estate plan.
Planning for incapacity will keep you in control and let your trusted loved ones care for you without court interference - and without the loss of control and expense of a guardianship or conservatorship proceeding.
Every adult needs up-to-date health care directives.
You need to leave written instructions to make sure you are the one who selects who’s in charge of when and how your assets will be distributed.
We all need the counseling and assistance of an experienced attorney.