Typically, one of the main goals of effective estate planning revolves around the avoidance of probate. This can often be a lengthy and emotionally crippling process — especially in the wake of your death, and especially if your family is in need of your financial resources.
Why You Need An Estate Plan...
We've seen how stressful and tedious probate can be since it involves the validation of a will through the state's probate court followed by the distribution and settlement of your assets, according to state law. Complications may arise if you own property in other states; in this case, the property must be settled and distributed according to that state's probate court, which will charge fees and result in a lower payout for your family.
...And Why You Need our Help With One
This is why we like to take a logical approach to this very common problem that arises when someone passes away; if before your death you get our assistance in effective estate planning, then logic follows that your family can avoid the heartache and headache of probate. Since estate laws are complicated and vary by state, it's best to first grasp some of the basics so we can get you to feeling like you've got control over what happens after you're gone.