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The importance of updating your estate plan as your life and circumstances change

Posted by Noah Sarkauskas | Jan 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

At Heritage Law Office, we understand the importance of updating your estate plan as your life and circumstances change. Your estate plan should not be a one-time event, but rather an ongoing process that evolves as your life and goals change. Without regular updates, your estate plan may become outdated, and it may not effectively achieve your intended objectives.

Changes in personal circumstances and how they affect your estate plan

One of the main reasons to update your estate plan is due to changes in your personal circumstances, such as getting married, having children, or divorce. These changes can have a significant impact on your estate plan and may require updates to your will, trusts, and other legal documents. Additionally, if you experience a significant change in your financial situation, such as the purchase of a new property or the sale of a business, your estate plan may need to be updated to reflect these changes.

Keeping up with changes in tax laws and regulations

Another reason to update your estate plan is due to changes in tax laws and regulations. Federal and state estate tax laws are subject to change, and your estate plan should be reviewed periodically to ensure that it complies with the current laws and minimizes your tax liability.

Planning for incapacity and disability: powers of attorney and other documents

Additionally, updating your estate plan can also be beneficial in case of incapacity or disability. Powers of attorney for healthcare and finances, for example, should be updated regularly to ensure that the person you have designated as your agent is still the best choice and willing to act on your behalf.

Contact Heritage Law Office for personalized advice on updating your estate plan

At Heritage Law Office, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process of updating your estate plan. We take the time to understand your unique needs and goals, and we can provide personalized advice on how to update your estate plan to reflect your current circumstances. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step in ensuring that your estate plan remains current and effective.

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