When organizations conduct surveys that measure the estate planning preparedness of American adults, the results are disheartening. Everyone is going to pass away, but perhaps surprisingly, most people do not plan ahead for something that is definitely going to happen.
People often procrastinate because of a lack of awareness. They don’t understand why planning is important, and they assume that things will just naturally fall into place.
In reality, things don’t work that way. If you fail to plan ahead in an intelligent and informed manner, your family can pay the price on a number of different levels.
There are numerous different circumstances that can exist, and the situation will dictate the appropriate actions. There is no one-size-fits-all estate plan, because each family is different, and people have varying objectives.
When you become apprised of the facts, you invariably see a clearer picture, and you understand what you should do, and why you should do it.
National Estate Planning Awareness Week
If you have been procrastinating, now is the time to take action. The week of October 20th through the 26th is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. During this week there will be a lot of information circulating about estate planning, and it will be an area of focus for people around the country.
To recognize this important week, we encourage you to educate yourself so that you can take the right steps to protect your family. This website contains a lot of useful information that you can use as a starting point.
In addition to the steady stream of content that we provide on this blog, we also have an electronic library that you can access. This library contains a number of different special reports on estate planning and elder law topics.
If you were to go through the reports one by one, you would have a solid underpinning to build on. These reports are being offered free of charge, and you can click this link to browse the titles: Free Estate Planning and Elder Law Reports.
Estate Planning Seminars
To continue to build on the awareness that will be raised during National Estate Planning Awareness Week, we are holding a series of seminars that will begin on October 28th. The seminars are going to focus on the value of revocable living trusts. These trusts are very useful for people who want to facilitate fast and efficient asset transfers.
The seminars are free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance so that we can reserve your seat. When you visit the seminar schedule page, you can click on the link under the specific seminar that you want to attend to register.
To see the complete schedule, click the following link: Indianapolis Estate Planning Seminar Schedule.
If you want to take things a step further, send us a message through this link to schedule a free one-on-one consultation: Indianapolis IN Estate Planning Attorneys.
Mr. Kraft assists clients primarily in the areas of estate planning and administration, Medicaid planning, federal and state taxation, real estate and corporate law, bringing the added perspective of an accounting background to his work.