Every day, millions of people pass away without protection of their legal assets, leaving their family lost and confused. Having an estate plan means more than just what happens after your death, but also provides your family direction in the event you are incapacitated. Avoid this headache for your family and loved ones by taking the time to allow the Bostick Law Group to assist you with your estate plan today.
Estate planning is the process by which an individual or family arranges the transfer of assets in anticipation of death. An estate plan provides an individual the flexibility to preserve the maximum amount of wealth possible for their intended beneficiaries prior to death. Further, a well-drafted estate plan directs how one’s affairs should be handled should an individual pass away or become incapacitated due to illness or injury (an estate plan involves much more than just having a will, as explained below).
An estate is the total property, real and personal, owned by an individual prior to distribution through a trust or will. Real property includes real estate while personal property includes everything else (e.g., cars, household items, and bank accounts). Estate planning distributes the real and personal property to an individual’s heirs; thus, you control who receives your assets and how they receive said assets as opposed to someone else or the government.
Common Instruments Utilized in Estate Planning:
A legal document that communicates a person’s final wishes pertaining to their assets and dependents. The last will and testament outlines what to do with the decedent’s (deceased person) possessions, to whom (e.g., a person, group of persons, organizations, charity) the decedent will leave his or her possessions and directs what is to happen to other things they are responsible for (e.g., custody of dependents, management of accounts, financial interests).
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