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Estate planning and learning from others’ mistakes

| Jun 25, 2020 | Estate Planning

Setting up an estate plan is tough for a host of reasons. Unfortunately, some people make poor decisions with regard to their estate plan, leading to unnecessary and avoidable problems down the road. If you are creating an estate plan or considering certain revisions to your estate plan, it is important to learn from the mistakes of others. 

There are a number of ways in which people can see others’ mistakes. For example, many people hear about estate battles and complications that celebrities and their loved ones deal with. Moreover, people often experience estate planning hurdles firsthand in their own family. 

Common mistakes 

Sometimes, people fail to create an estate plan or make updates when necessary. For example, if a celebrity passes away without updating their will to include their child, all of the assets they have accumulated over the years sometimes go to their parents and siblings, and this is also true for random people on the street. Perhaps you have seen how devastating estate planning challenges are in your own family, whether your siblings became involved in a heated dispute or you saw the stress and confusion that arose due to inefficient planning prior to a loved one’s death. 

Avoid these mistakes 

It is imperative to avoid these errors and there are a number of ways to ensure that your estate is protected (as well as your loved ones’ interests in the future). If you have firsthand knowledge of estate challenges, use this experience to inspire you and devote your time and energy to handling estate matters correctly. Go through other parts of our website to read more about estate planning.