60% of all Americans do not have an estate plan. Many do not have an estate plan because they don’t have the time to meet with an attorney or think they have time until they will need an estate plan.
As an estate planning attorney in Raleigh with the Thornton Law Firm, I have seen too many people who put off getting an estate plan. I have also heard some of the major reasons why people decide to wait. At the Thornton Law Firm, I have structured my practice to try and meet these concerns so that families can get the estate plan that they need.
3 reasons many people choose to wait on creating an estate plan that I have specialized services for are:
- Can’t Leave Work: Many Raleigh citizens believe that it will take a lot of time to create an estate plan and they can’t take time off work to sit in an attorney’s office. I understand that! I offer after hours services in the evenings and I offer hours on weekends.
- A Long Drive: Many individuals don’t want to drive 20 to 30 minutes across the Triangle to sit in an attorney’s office, especially after work. I offer in-home services where I can come to a client’s home and set up an estate plan in person.
- Procrastination: Many people become overwhelmed with the large scale of the project of creating an estate plan and thus choose not to do it because of how long it will take. My customers enjoy a 3 to 4-day turnaround time in receiving documents from when we first meet.
There are too many scary stories of families who have not had an estate plan and lost everything, or, even worse, left their kids with no one to take care of them. This is such an easily avoidable situation.
I would be happy to sit down with your family to discuss an estate plan for you or to update a current estate plan. Contact the Thornton Law Firm today to set up a time to discuss further.