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Wills, other documents essential for young or old, rich or poor

A common mistake that people in New York make is thinking that they are too old or young to start planning their estates. Likewise, many people believe that they are either too poor or too rich to create wills and other estate planning documents. However, the reality is that estate planning is a wise move for everybody no matter what stage of life he or she may be in, or what his or her financial status might be.

Wills, other documents important to include in estate plans

When it comes to estate planning, people in New York and elsewhere are oftentimes willing to place it on the back burner. However, creating wills is critical for protecting assets long term. Of course, wills are not the only documents that are important to create and include as parts of estate plans.

Wills, trusts need special attention following divorce

Estate planning is critical at all stages of an adult's life. However, it is especially critical for people who are going through divorce. Unfortunately, the stress of the divorce process can easily cause them to neglect essential estate planning steps involving wills and trusts. Here are a few tips for making sure that one's assets are protected following a divorce proceeding in New York.

Wills can be drafted in manners that will prevent family conflict

Individuals in New York oftentimes understand how important it is to plan ahead financially for a rainy day. However, what happens if they were to pass away suddenly? Many people have no idea how to answer this question, as they have not engaged in estate planning. Here is a look at why creating wills and trusts, for example, is so important and how to prevent family discord through a well-thought-out estate plan.

Creating wills -- critical for adults of all ages

Putting together an estate plan might not seem like an essential task for young adults in New York. The reality, though, is that creating wills is critical for individuals both young and old. After all, tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Individuals who pass away before putting together estate plans may cause problems for their surviving family members.

Wills play critical role in protecting assets long term

Thinking about death turns many individuals off from engaging in estate planning. However, creating wills and other estate planning documents is critical for ensuring that one's assets are protected long term. Here is a glimpse at what the process of creating a will involves in New York.

Research shows that most people have not created wills

People in New York generally do not feel comfortable talking about death. For this reason, many people -- both old and young -- still have not created wills. However, producing wills and other estate planning documents is critical for ensuring that one's assets will end up with those whom the benefactor intends.

Wills determine where people's assets go after they have died

Creating an estate plan may understandably not be high on a person's to-do list in New York. After all, people naturally prefer not to talk about the possibility of death. Nonetheless, putting together wills is absolutely critical for ensuring that one's property remains protected down the road. Here is a glimpse at the problems that the lack of a will can cause.

Drafting wills can help with protecting assets long term

Discussing the possibility of death typically is not something people feel comfortable doing in New York and elsewhere. However, death is unavoidable, so it only makes sense to prepare for it by engaging in estate planning, which includes drafting wills. Here is a look at what creating wills involves.