Estate planning is often overlooked until it is too late. Surveys that are conducted consistently find that most of the adults in the United States are not properly prepared from an estate planning perspective.
Older people are more likely to have a plan in place than their younger counterparts, but in reality, estate planning is important for all self-supporting adults, especially if you are the parent of a minor child.
Many people are well aware of the fact that they should take action to protect their family members, but they procrastinate because they don’t know how to proceed. This is understandable, because there is conflicting information out there.
There are websites on the Internet that sell do-it-yourself estate planning documents. They contend that anyone can create an estate plan using online templates and downloads.
Pragmatic, sensible minded people are going to question this contention, because we are talking about an important legal matter. The whole issue can get clouded, and inaction can take hold. You may come to the logical conclusion that you should retain an estate planning attorney, but you may not know where to find one.
Any time you are looking for a professional that you can count on to do things right, you want to look for personal credentials and professional affiliations.
When it comes to estate planning, the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys has been educating elder law and estate planning attorneys for over two decades. If you are looking for a licensed estate planning attorney, you may want to use the Academy’s database to find a member attorney.
You can use the member directory to find a member of the Academy in your area. However, if you reached this website because you are looking for legal assistance in the greater Hartford area, we would be glad to help. We are members of the Academy, and we provide each and every one of our clients with personalized service.
Feel free to send us a message through this link if you would like to set up a consultation: Hartford CT Estate Planning Attorneys.
Attend an Upcoming Seminar
There is a new year upon us, and it is a good time to take action if you are interested in devising an estate plan. Also, even if you have a plan in place, you may want to revise your plan if you have a deeper understanding of your options.
To learn more about the subject, attend one of our upcoming seminars. There are a number of sessions coming up during the month of January, and they are free to attend.
Though there is no charge to attend our seminars, they fill up fast, so we ask people to register in advance. To see the seminar schedule, visit the following link: Estate Planning Seminars.
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