Having an estate plan in place is one of the most fundamental steps an individual or family can take to ensuring peace of mind and an orderly disbursement of assets should catastrophe strike. A common misconception, which reflects the statistics reported by the AARP, is that crafting an estate plan is something that can be postponed until an individual nears the end of life.
The reality is that anyone above the age of 18 has an estate and therefore should begin taking steps to craft an estate plan. This holds especially true if an individual is married, has children, owns any assets such as a home or car, or has any particular wishes for their property upon their death. An unpleasant reality of life is that disaster can strike at any moment. In such a case, an estate plans provides direction to your loved ones regarding who you wish to inherit your property, who can make decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to, and prevents infighting amongst potential heirs who will all have their own opinions about what your wishes may have been.
Call the Law Office of Taylor C. Stone today at (504) 717-4874 and let us help you begin crafting an estate plan that reflects your individual circumstances and wishes. We provide counsel to individuals who are just beginning to form plans for their estate, as well as to those who have formed the foundation of their plans and wish to advance beyond the fundamental documents one should have in place, or to those who simply need to update their plans to reflect changes in their circumstances. While we cannot prevent disaster from striking, we stand ready to help ensure a smooth and peaceful transfer of your estate to your loved ones and provide peace of mind to individuals who take proactive steps to plan for the future.