We can all agree that we are living in unprecedented times. The pandemic has surged through our country and all over the world. While it is nice to break the tension and poke fun at the lack of toilet paper now and then, the unpleasant truth is many of us have lost people we love. Due to this uncertainty, some people attempt do-it-yourself estate planning. Unfortunately, the do-it-yourself method often overlooks crucial details only a trained professional will know. That’s why it is always good to consult an estate planning attorney.
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Estate planning can be a difficult and arduous process. During the pandemic, many families feel a need to rush to implement a will or an estate plan. That’s where the internet may appear to come to the rescue with quick and easy estate planning forms and blogs. While DIY’s can be attractive, creating a DIY estate plan is like watching a YouTube video on cylinder engines and building a car. Mistakes will be made. Some of the most common mistakes are:
You might save some money in the moment by creating your own trust and estate plan. However, you could be passing on the costs to those you are trying to protect. If your estate plan isn’t sufficient or there are errors, even minor mistakes, the estate likely will end up in probate. In probate;
If beneficiaries cannot agree, probate can last for years. With court costs and filings, your estate can dwindle substantially in probate. A DIY estate plan or will can leave your family exposed to losing everything you meant for them to have.
Don’t let your family suffer the consequences of a do-it-yourself estate plan. Consult our dedicated team to walk you through questions you never even thought to ask. We specialize in estate planning and will help you secure everything you have spent a lifetime building. When you need the best estate planning attorney in Santa Clarita, California, call us at the Law Offices of Andrew Cohen We’re here for you. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 661-481-0100.