If you haven’t heard, this week, October 15 through 21, is National Estate Planning Awareness Week! The concept was created by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils as a call to action, because estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management today.
More than 120 million Americans do not have estate plans to protect themselves or their families from the unexpected. Overlooking estate planning results in many wasted dollars and hours of frustration and emotional hardship each year that can be minimized with advanced planning and action.
If you do not have an up-to-date estate plan and you happen to get sick and cannot take care of your own financial affairs, or if you suffer an untimely death, the courts will appoint someone to manage them for you. The person they appoint may not be who you had in mind to take care of these important matters.
Whether a simple trust or a more complex strategy is what you require, an estate plan should be an essential part of your lifetime planning. For peace of mind, the time to address or update your estate plan is now. If you live in Virginia, DC, or Maryland, call the Law Firm of Evan H. Farr, P.C. today to set up a free consultation.
Special Offer: Take advantage of 10% off all planning for the remainder of this month (October 18-31, 2012) in honor of National Estate Planning Awareness Week.
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