Common Mistakes When Planning An Estate

Planning an estate is not something many people want to consider. When you talk about making a will, it often brings to mind aging and being unable to take care of yourself. People often put it off until they are older and unable to take care of themselves or until something happens to them. But imagine if you didn’t have any plan in place when something happened to you. Your family would be left with no idea of what your wishes were, and depending on the state where you live, they may not be able to voice their opinions.

The most common mistake, then, is not having a plan. It takes very little time and effort to meet with a Durham attorney to begin drafting an estate plan, including a will. They will have the knowledge to make sure your Last Will and Testament meets the requirements of your state and you can rest easy knowing it is done right.

It might seem easier and cheaper to not go to an attorney to get your Will done. However, this is another frequent mistake people make. There are countless websites, kits, and television ads that claim to be able to help you create your own unique Will, but those can lead to trouble down the road if you are not familiar with your state’s estate laws. Hopler, Wilms, & Hanna, attorneys in Durham NC, are familiar with estate planning and estate execution laws and will work with you to create a valid will that best meets the needs of you and your loved ones.