Events that Motivate Us to Create an Estate Plan

It is common for people to procrastinate in creating their estate plan. Nobody likes to think about dying or how their family will move forward without them. At the same time, most people feel guilty if they don’t have an estate plan in place.

Over our years as estate planning attorneys, we have seen certain events cause our clients to jump-start their estate planning. Below are a few of the events that cause people to stop procrastinating and contact us:

  • A serious accident or troublesome medical diagnosis
  • The death of a close friend or relative
  • The birth of a child or grandchild
  • A vacation, especially one out of the country
  • Marriage or divorce

There are many other life events that can force you to think about your mortality and motivate you to get your affairs in order. Whatever circumstances, you are facing, you should put creating or updating an estate plan at the top of your “to do” list. You don’t want to wait until you are pressured to meet a deadline to make these crucial decisions. However, if you have a life event motivating you to take action, take the first by contacting us to schedule your initial consultation.

If you have procrastinated, and you believe that death is imminent, we can still help! Many lawyers, our firm included, will meet with clients at home or in a hospital, or do what is necessary to help a client who is dying or close to death and give them peace of mind. We think it’s worth it to take that concern off your mind. Let us help!

The Astill Law Office has provided high quality legal services for over 30 years. We specialize in wills, trusts, estate planning, and asset protection. If you have any questions about creating a Trust, Will, or estate planning in general, contact The Astill Law Office at 801-438-8698.