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Don't Be a Statistic: Why 67% of Americans Need an Estate Plan (and Maybe You Do Too)

Did you know? A shocking 67% of Americans don't have an estate plan. That means that a majority of people are leaving their loved ones to navigate a confusing legal process during a difficult emotional time.

Andrea Aston, Attorney at Law and Estate Planning Attorney, believes everyone deserves peace of mind regarding their legacy.  So, why is estate planning so important, and why shouldn't you be part of the 67%?

The Power of Planning:

An estate plan isn't just about money. It's about your wishes.  Here's what having a plan can ensure:

  • Clarity and Control: You decide how your assets are distributed, not the state.

  • Minimize Family Conflict: A clear plan reduces the chance of disagreements amongst loved ones.

  • Protect Your Minor Children: Designate a guardian and manage their inheritance responsibly.

  • Plan for Incapacity: Choose someone you trust to make healthcare and financial decisions if you can't.

  • Reduce Taxes: Strategic planning can help minimize the tax burden on your beneficiaries.

Estate Planning Myths Debunked:

  • Myth: I don't have enough assets. Everyone has an estate, and even small things can hold sentimental value. A plan protects those you care about.

  • Myth: My family will figure it out. Don't burden them with unnecessary stress and confusion during an emotional time. A plan provides clarity and direction.

  • Myth: Estate planning is expensive. The cost of not having a plan can be far greater, both financially and emotionally, for your loved ones.

Taking the First Step:

Estate planning doesn't have to be overwhelming.  An experienced attorney can guide you through the process, tailor a plan to your specific needs, and ensure your wishes are documented properly.

Don't wait until it's too late. Contact Andrea Aston today for a free consultation and take control of your legacy.

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