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Procrastination and estate planning

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2019 | Estate Planning And Probate

People procrastinate for many reasons, whether they are going through a hard time at work or they have recently been through a tough divorce. Unfortunately, procrastination can make things significantly worse, and this is especially true with respect to estate planning. Some people may push off setting up an estate plan because they feel as if they do not have the time to create a will or trust, or maybe they are simply hesitant to think about such a difficult topic. However, this can lead to serious consequences, such as an estate being mismanaged in the future.

If you need to set up an estate plan, it is crucial to make sure that you look over your options and begin the process promptly. You should set aside enough time to thoroughly review every option on the table and move forward with a plan that will best suit your needs. Moreover, some people push off making revisions to their estate plan, which can also be very problematic. For example, someone may go through a tough divorce and they may fail to revise their estate plan, which could allow their former spouse to have access to the estate and decision-making abilities that go against their wishes.

If you are facing any difficulties at work or in any other part of your life that keep you from handling estate planning matters, you should try to sort them out soon. Some people do not realize how important having an estate plan is and this can be disastrous down the road.