Make Time to Update Your Estate Plan in 2018

Have you taken time to update your estate plan recently? If you haven’t, now is a great time to meet with our lawyer in Raleigh NC to go over any changes that have occurred in the past nine months.

Updating your estate plan before the new year rolls around can be beneficial, especially if you’ve had a number of life changes this year. Even if you’ve only had minor changes, it’s a good idea to reflect those things in your estate plan.

Here, and in a few upcoming blogs, we will discuss various things that should be reviewed and updated if applicable.

Did you get married this year? If so, it’s important to take time to update your will. You may want to list your new spouse as your beneficiary on some policies and accounts. There are also other documents that may need to reflect your spouse. This can include a healthcare power of attorney among other things. Adding your spouse to your estate plan may mean that you would like to change several different documents. Our lawyer can help with this. We can make sure you don’t overlook anything important.

It’s also possible that you may have gotten a divorce this year. Just like when you got married, changing documents and updating your estate plan to reflect this life change is important. There will be several factors that change in the event of divorce. For this, you may also contact our lawyer for help.

Having a newborn child is a wondrous occasion. It can be exciting and a little overwhelming becoming a new parent. Chances are, you may not have thought about updating your will to reflect your new child. You may want to add them to your health insurance policy, make them a beneficiary for your will, or set up a trust. All of these things are important and need to be done as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact our law firm to get started.

In our next blog post, we will talk more about things you should consider updating this year. Be sure to stay tuned. If you have any questions feel free to contact our lawyer in Raleigh NC.

Klish and Eldreth, PLLC | Lawyer in Raleigh NC

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about estate planning. Also contact our estate lawyer in Raleigh NC to schedule a consultation if you have yet to start estate planning. It’s never too early to make plans for your wishes upon death. In addition, Klish and Eldreth, PLLC is here to help you with all your legal matters, whether it be estate planning, trademarking, copyrighting, or other legal issues.

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