The process of estate planning is something that is important for adults of all ages. We are all aware of the fact that older people pass away with more frequency than their younger counterparts, but at the same time, you never know what the future may hold. Every day you read about young people who pass away for one reason or another.
In fact, estate planning could be even more important for younger adults, especially adults with children. If you are married as a young person, your family probably depends on your income. Where would they be if the unthinkable was to take place? You should ask yourself this question when you are wondering if estate planning is relevant to you as a young adult.
There is also the matter of child guardianship. If your child or children were ever in need of a guardian, the state would empower someone if you do not have an estate plan in place. The court’s decision may not be consistent with what you would have wanted, and there could be family disagreements.
When you plan your estate, you can nominate a guardian to care for your children if it ever becomes necessary.
Your estate plan should be constructed based on your own unique set of circumstances. There are different ways to go about it, and you should make fully informed decisions.
For example, when a will is used, it must be admitted to probate. This is a time-consuming and potentially expensive process, so people often implement probate avoidance strategies. There are ways that you can get assets into the hands of your loved ones in a more timely manner outside of probate.
This is just one thing to think about, but there are trusts that can be used to satisfy more complicated estate planning objectives, like asset protection, spendthrift protections, and estate tax efficiency.
Personalized planning is the key to a well constructed estate plan. If you put an estate plan in place as soon as you are a self-supporting adult, and you update your plan as your life evolves, you will always be able to go forward with peace of mind.
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