Lack of estate planning now may lead to family problems later

| Oct 13, 2016 | Estate Planning |

Many people in Texas may have read news this past summer concerning the death of pop superstar Prince and the fact that he died without an estate plan. Of course, no one knows the reasons for this; however, in the past, many have said they avoid estate planning discussions because they do not like to think about their own mortality. Not taking time to craft a thorough plan may lead to family problems in the future.

You may be surprised at how many families become entangled in contentious battles that linger for years when a loved one has died with no estate plan in place. The subjects of such arguments may be even more surprising. Battles often break out over seemingly insignificant items, such as books, furniture or other personal things.

To avoid emotional outbursts and raging courtroom debates, you can request a meeting with an experienced probate and estate administration attorney to discuss your particular needs, as well as any immediate or long-term goals you may have concerning your estate. The Livens Law Firm is equipped to help you through all aspects of the process. Whether you have questions about state law or need information regarding medical directives or power of attorney, we are dedicated to assisting you in these and all other estate matters.

Some in Texas may be among those who misguidedly think that because they are young or live by simple means, they need not worry about estate planning. However, even young people may face unexpected circumstances that render them incapacitated and unable to voice their own decisions regarding finances or important medical issues. Planning ahead and keeping a thorough estate plan updated through the years is advisable for anyone who wishes to help family members avoid additional stress and problems if a crisis occurs.

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