Procrastination is something that seeps into the lives of many people, often born by the fact that we live such busy lives. Priorities get shifted around and some of the things that you know you should take care of are oftentimes placed on the back burner based on how immediately relevant they seem. The truth of the matter is that dying is right at the bottom of the to-do list of most people, and this is one of the reasons why many people procrastinate before putting an estate plan in place.
The reality is that you never know when your time will come, and when you go through life without an estate plan you are putting your family at risk. The most efficient way to proceed is to arrange for a consultation with an estate planning attorney. When don’t know where to begin it is that much harder to do so, and this is understandable. Your estate planning attorney will listen as you explain your wishes, examine the nature of your assets and the dynamic of your family, and do what is necessary to make sure your wishes are carried out upon the completion of your life.
For motivation it is useful to ask yourself where your family would be if you were to pass away unexpectedly, tomorrow. Giving the matter this kind of direct thought can be sobering to say the least. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things that we experience, but when that loss is coupled with legal and financial hardship the matter is all the more challenging.
When you plan for the future carefully you are both preparing yourself for all the eventualities of aging while making preparations for the financial well-being of your loved ones after you pass away. If you do not already have a solid, comprehensive plan in place, it may be time for you to take the appropriate action and get in touch with an experienced estate planning attorney.