The whole idea of ‘planning your estate’ can be very daunting for a lot of people. People either find the whole subject matter too depressing or complicated, or else they think it’s just something only wealthy people do. In reality, it doesn’t have to be any of those things.
Estate planning is simply a matter of putting your affairs in order before you die. It can actually be simple to implement and the peace of mind it affords you and your family, not to mention the money that can be saved, makes it incredibly worthwhile.
Perhaps the most persuasive reason to plan for your estate, however, is that if you don’t, the state will do it for you after your death, and you may not agree with the decisions they make. Therefore, estate planning is all about taking control while you still can.
At Miller Reeves, we can help you with the following:
Wills: As well as making sure that all your wishes regarding your estate are carried out, we can also help you ensure that nothing is left to chance with regard to the guardianship of your children.
Trusts: We can help you decide if a Trust is right for you.
Lasting Powers of Attorney: This allows you to nominate someone (your partner, for example) to manage your affairs in the event of you becoming incapacitated through illness or accident. It could be the most important document you ever put in place.
Take control of the future, now.