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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.

Can a minor be a witness to a will in Texas?

For most wills here in Texas, one of the things that needs to happen for the will to be valid under state law is for the will to be witnessed by at least two people. These witnesses are to sign their names on the will. Such action by the witnesses is to happen in the presence of the person whose will it is. 

4 reasons you should write your will now

It can be difficult for individuals to consider their own mortality. Even worse, though, is sitting down to decide which of your surviving loved ones will receive your assets after you pass away. Many people are content to avoid developing an estate plan due to the unsavory nature of the activity.

Remember to review and update your estate plan regularly

Estate planning is an incredibly important way to safeguard your family’s future when you are no longer around, as well as a way to leave a legacy. Despite the importance of having a solid estate plan in place, many people put it off for years. Some never have the chance to start one due to an untimely death.

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