The Three Cardinal Sins of Estate Planning
Many people see estate planning as morbid. No one wants to think about death. However, estate planning is really about the future of your loved ones. That should make it easier to think about. With that in mind, here are the three worst things people do regarding estate planning (so you can avoid making the same mistakes):
- Not doing it – If you don’t have a house and millions of dollars, you may think estate planning serves no purpose. However, estate planning allows you to make advance medical and funeral decisions and saves your family time and expense when it comes to probate court. It’s the loving thing to do.
- Leaving it for “tomorrow” – We always think there is going to be more time. But what if you are in an accident, experience a natural disaster, or are just in the wrong place at the wrong time when the next mass shooting happens. It’s sad to say, but there is no one who is exempt from tragedy, so start on your estate plan today.
- Not hiring a professional – You may be able to print a cookie cutter will from the internet and fill in your wishes, but unless you have legal experience, you can’t really understand what you are signing. It’s far better to get the help of an estate planning attorney.
Estate Planning Attorneys in San Diego
At Petrov Law Firm, we assist families like yours to have a greater degree of certainty about the future by helping you make plans now. Call 619-344-0360 today to get started on your plans. Someday, your family will be grateful you thought of them.