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Estate planning can help with a wide range of things

One assumption some might make about estate planning is that estate planning is just about setting up who gets what stuff when you pass away. It is true that post-death asset distribution is one of the major things that wills and other estate planning documents typically touch on. It is also important to not underestimate how important having a clear plan in place regarding such distribution is. Having a well-tailored and legally enforceable plan for such distribution in one's estate plan can help make property distribution issues less complicated for one's family when one passes away and help ensure that the assets one worked so hard for during their life go where they would want upon their death.

Important role assignments in estate planning documents

Among the decisions that come before a person when estate planning is the decision of who to assign important roles to in one's estate plan. There are a variety of very important roles that can be assigned in estate planning documents and devices. We will now go over some examples of this.

A loved one is incapacitated. Will you be allowed to help?

An interesting question came up recently: What would persuade young millennials to begin discussions with their families about long-term care planning. Young people often still have their parents and their grandparents living, which sets up the expectation that older generations are in charge of these plans. So, if millennials don't have children of their own, estate planning and elder law don't come up all that often.

What does the guardian appointment process involve?

There are many different things individuals may wonder about when it comes to guardianships in Texas. One is what the process of getting a guardian appointed for an individual who is unable to manage their own affairs generally entails. Today's post will be a general overview of this process.

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