One of the main reasons estate planning is often placed on the back burner is that death is an easy topic to avoid. Thinking positive thoughts and hoping for a long and happy life makes us feel better in the moment. Of course, the uncomfortable truth is that we cannot control time, we never will have as much time as we want, and life will be hard at times. That’s why it’s so important to prepare – emotionally, financially, and legally.
But good estate planning is not just about what happens after we die. Yes, it involves preparing for endings, but also beginnings and everything in-between. It’s about creating an emergency response for when life happens unexpectedly and disrupts the normalcy of our lives. That life event could involve a death or it could be an illness, accident, or some other financial or legal crisis.
The reality is that for all the pitfalls we want our families to avoid after we are gone, there are many that can still happen to them because of us while we are still alive. Good estate planning will consider the full picture of both life and death so that no matter what happens there can be clarity, security, and ease during any challenging life event.
Watch my quick video (click here or above) to learn more so you can feel confident you are truly prepared for when life (and not just death) happens.
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Kevin Snyder is a husband, father, and an Orange County estate planning attorney and elder law attorney at Snyder Law, PC in Irvine, California. He’s all about family and passionate about estate planning, elder law, and veterans. He founded Snyder Law to help people be prepared and have the peace of mind they are protecting their families and aging parents for when life happens.