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Why Wills Aren't Just for the Wealthy

Why Wills And Trusts Aren't Just for the Wealthy

While movies might make it seem like only stodgy old millionaires have wills and trusts for their estates, the truth of the matter is that intelligent Estate planning is something that everyone should do. Even if you don’t have private jets to split up among your heirs, you will want to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of, and taking the time to create a comprehensive will or trust can go a long way toward achieving that. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should take the time for careful Estate planning, here are some things to consider.

Secure Your Family's Future

While rich people might spend more time thinking about money, the truth of the matter is that families of modest means actually need to plan more carefully, because they are less able to absorb sudden losses. In the event of a death, medical and funeral costs can be extremely high, and many families simply don’t have the resources to pay out tens of thousands of dollars to cover these expenses. By taking the time to produce a carefully written will or trust, you’ll be ensuring that your family won’t have to deal with the additional stresses of financial burden while they’re also dealing with their own grief.

Avoid Family Drama

Even the most tightly knit families can be torn asunder when money comes into play. No matter how modest, assets can cause fights among heirs when they all think they’re entitled to the same things, and confusion can cause drama when there’s no will or trust to clarify the your intent. By creating a will or trust, you’ll minimize the sources of conflict and resentment and ensure that your family will be able to come together peacefully in the wake of your passing.

At Baxter & Borowicz, we know how difficult it can be to plan for the unexpected. We have the right power of attorney to guide you through the process of Estate planning with insight and care. Contact us today, and let us take care of your family’s future!

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