Estate planning requires regular review to keep the plan current

by | Sep 9, 2016 | Estate Planning |

In Texas, the preservation of one assets, preparing plans for how those assets may satisfy certain needs in one’s elder years, and also having a plan for the distribution of assets to family and best friends are all major considerations to keep one’s affairs in top-notch condition. It is also highly recommended by estate planning experts that everyone review and update their estate plans every five years. Estate planning attorneys are ready to assist clients in keeping their documents and planning tools up-to-date.

The bottom line is that every kind of change in one’s life that can be imagined may in some way or another necessitate change in one’s estate planning documents and accounts. The most obvious to remember are divorces, marriage, having children or grandchildren, and going through having loved ones and friends die. If any of that has happened, a person must take steps to review the pertinent documents and make changes that are appropriate.

Much takes place on the digital highways these days that may be subject to being incorporated into one’s plans. As people get more invested in the myriad activities of the internet, some of them taking on more and more of a financial importance, it has become necessary to keep these matters updated and legally protected. In addition, it is necessary to keep one’s estate planning attorney apprised of the identity and other data associated with one’s online accounts.

Texas is a state that has a growing and substantial baby boomer population. People in that substrata need estate planning, and they are the very people who particularly need to ensure that their plans are updated. On the other hand, for those who have not even tried to prepare a will or other planning tools, it is vitally important that they take advantage of obtaining a consultation with an estate planning attorney. 

Source:, “Updating your estate plan: When to review it and what you should review“, Glen Harding, Sept. 7, 2016


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