Often after people have gone through the process of creating an estate plan, including a will, they feel like they can check that off their to-do list, never to revisit it again. However, that can be a hug mistake. While you can feel a sense of relief and peace for getting it done, it doesn't mean that your estate plan is good forever. Estate plans must be revisited and updated, because as your life changes, so should your estate plan.
When a loved one passes away, it is a difficult time to try and figure out next steps, procedures, and prioritizing what needs to be done. A lot of questions will arise - some will need immediate attention and some can wait for a later date. Often, people reach out to get an Estate, Will, and Probate attorney to help guide them through the process, especially if they are the one left to handle everything. Even if you schedule a consultation, there are likely still things you will need to deal with in the meantime.
While it's not something anyone loves to think about, Estate Planning is very important to give yourself and your loved ones peace of mind. If done correctly, you can rest easy knowing that everything is taken care of. However, if any mistakes are made, it could cause major issues down the road. Getting an experienced Estate Planning attorney involved in creating, finalizing or even simply reviewing your estate plan will guarantee you set yourself and your family up the way you intended.