Do you have a will?
Though most Americans are completely aware that they need some sort of Will, the majority of us – about 60%, in fact – don’t have one. We humans procrastinate for many reasons, but it’s important to know that Estate Planning – no matter what the size of your estate is – doesn’t have to be overly complicated or costly. And once it’s done, you will rest easier, knowing that your wishes for your loved ones and estate will be fulfilled no matter what the future brings.
It’s a universal truth that you can’t take it with you
Will your inheritors end up having to pay for what you leave behind? When someone dies, someone else must step in to finalize that person’s affairs. Outstanding bills must be paid, property must be accounted for and any assets must be passed on to the heirs chosen by the deceased person. Without other arrangements, state law usually requires that all this be handled through lengthy court proceedings. This process can take many months. Because probate is extremely time-consuming, expensive and typically unnecessary, smart people plan in advance to avoid placing this burden on their loved ones.
We realize that many of us are squeamish when it comes to thinking and talking about death, particularly our own
But, preparing a few legal documents with the help of someone who is familiar with this process can ensure that the things you worked so hard for all your life will be saved from probate and unnecessary taxes. You can get answers to your estate planning questions. Learn how to provide a personalized program that’s just right for you and hour family. Don’t put this important decision off any longer. You’ll be glad you did. If you’re in the Greater Bangor Area and don’t currently have a will, you owe it to yourself and your heirs to get in touch with our office today.
For 95% of you reading this page, most of your estate planning needs consist of a Will, Powers of Attorney, Living Will and perhaps a Living Trust. Our Alliance Partners have over 25 years of experience in helping clients with their Estate Planning needs. In that period of time our Partners have assisted in the development of well over 17,000 Estate Plans. Today, they have taken these years of experience and developed the Dynamic Trust Portfolio. This package provides all the documents listed in the link above and much more! Contact us today to learn more.