Estate planning is incredibly critical for a family to do, but it can lead to a lot of confusion. At Thornton Law Firm, we answer many questions about estate planning, and we wanted to answer some of those common questions we hear for you, too!

4 common questions we get to help our clients see all that they should be considering are:

  1. Do I really need an estate plan? It is very important to dictate where and to whom an individual would like his or her property to go following death. Not having one can leave chaos and added stress for loved ones.
  2. When is the right time to create an estate plan? As soon as possible. Even if an individual does not have many assets, it is important to create a plan that includes a living will as well as health care and financial powers of attorney.  It is also helpful to revisit an estate plan when experiencing big life changes – marriage, having children, retirement, etc.
  3. Do I need to include an attorney in my estate planning? Including someone who specializes in estate planning can ensure that things are done correctly and thoroughly. Estate planning attorneys are there to help ensure the difficult decisions are made in order to feel more secure about the future.
  4. How much does estate planning cost? There are many factors to consider and include when coming up with the cost associated with estate planning. Read our blog in which we go in depth about the costs of estate planning.

If you’re ready to take control of the future, contact us today to schedule a consultation! Our firm comes highly recommended throughout the Triangle, and we would love to be considered for your estate planning needs.