When starting down the path of getting your life organized and putting the necessary legal documents in place to take care of events that occur in every person’s life, just think about the “Big Picture” at first.
What usually prevents people from getting started on estate planning is what we call “paralysis by analysis.” What that means is that you get so bogged-down in figuring out small details that you over-think all of the “what ifs” and that prevents you from getting anything done at all.
Here’s the key: Just get started with the big picture. Later on, if you want to fine-tune or change a detail, it is easy to do. However, you have to create something first.
I’ve been doing estate planning for people for 30 years. After the initial consultation, people routinely say “Gee. I didn’t know this was going to be so easy and straight-forward. I should have done this years ago.”
So, let me help you get started. 60% of people don’t have an effective estate plan and their family suffers the consequences for their lack of planning. Don’t be one of those people.
Getting started is the hardest part. So, let me help you get started. Call 253.815.6940 x701 to schedule a free consultation. We can talk in person, over the phone or by video conference using Apple Face Time. You can also send me an email at email@example.com to send me some initial questions.
You can’t plan an estate, make a will, or establish a trust without answering three key questions. These questions create the foundation of documents such as living wills, medical directives, and trusts.
Before you begin your estate planning, answer these three questions:
It’s that simple to get started. Think Big Picture first.
Over the past 30 years, the Law Offices of Christopher A. Benson has helped more than 900 clients prepare and utilize simple and effective planning techniques to protect them and their families in order to avoid probate, save estate taxes, save money and save added emotional burden that comes from long term illness and/or death of a family member. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation to find out how we can help you and your family.
About the Author
Chris served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity
Seattle/S. King County for 10 years and served as Vice President
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