Life is just as difficult as it is beautiful, and if you are approaching the end of life, you know this more than anyone. This is why estate planning is so important for many Florida residents: A well-planned estate is your last chance to say goodbye and make life a little bit easier (and more beautiful) for your loved ones.
For one, an estate plan allows you to bequeath wealth to the people you think deserve it, need it or will appreciate it the most. By doing so, you can make their lives less financially burdensome and take some of the edge off the usual strain associated with finances.
Secondly, a well-planned estate can help heirs navigate the probate process with ease. The better planned and organized your estate, the easier it will be for your loved ones to bring your end of life details to a close during a time when they will be grieving your loss. This is perhaps one of the ironies of death — the people left behind are forced to concentrate on difficult details and decisions at a time when they are facing emotional turmoil, when concentration is hard to maintain. By making your estate plan effortless for them to navigate, you will be providing a great gift to them when you are gone.
Finally, a well-planned Florida estate will offer something else. It will help maintain the continuity of your family when you’re gone. By keeping things clear and legally sound, it will reduce the chances that your family will descend into arguments — something that is extremely common in even the strongest of families after a death occurs. If you want to create a will or estate plan that will achieve the goal of making life easier for your heirs, the Florida Law Office of Mitchell I. Kitroser, PA, can review your unique situation to determine the best way to plan your estate.