Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life were simple?
You have a task; you get it done and then forget about it. But as the admirable Forrest Gump’s mama said, life is a box of chocolate; you don’t know which one you’re going to get. So you got to prepare for everything.
Estate planning is one aspect of preparedness that helps create a plan when the box of chocolates gives you a piece you don’t like. You make a plan for your assets and how they’ll be distributed and get an estate planning lawyer to finalize the will or trust.
With that done, you may be under the impression that your job is done. But it’s not quite so. There are two more things in the post estate planning list that you need to check off before relaxing. This includes creating a letter of instruction and running a fire drill.