Proper planning for death reflects responsible decision-making during life. Life changing events, such as getting married, having kids or purchasing a home are the perfect time to start thinking about estate planning. It also might be time to update your will or decide if you need to make changes to other legal documents, such as a power-of-attorney or living will.

With change often comes a shift in family dynamics. You may not want your Aunt in Florida becoming the guardian of your children if you recently moved and do not want to uproot your children. If your teenagers or adult children are not living in a way you agree with, changes to your will may be necessary.

At Hopler & Wilms, LLP, we offer free estate planning consultations with an experienced attorney who will guide you through a complicated process. Planning for death can be difficult, but peace of mind that your wishes will be honored is mentally rewarding and demonstrates your love for your family.