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The Top Reasons To Create Or Update An Estate Plan

Our Estate Planning Team works with people of all ages to create estate plans that make sense.  We spend the time to get to know you and your family so that we can develop a plan that meets your goals and objectives.  Each plan is unique – just as each of you and your families are unique.  We enjoy guiding our clients as they make the decisions necessary to protect their assets and fulfill their wishes.

If you don’t have an estate plan, or you haven’t updated your plan recently, we strongly encourage you to do so. Our Estate Planning Team can help you prepare for what happens to the assets that you are going to leave behind. It is critical that estate plans be updated whenever you go through a big life change such as:

Adding A New Member Of The Family

Welcoming a new member of the family, a grandchild, niece or second cousin twice removed, via birth, marriage or adoption, is an exciting time. You do not necessarily have to be close to a new family member to care for them and want them to benefit from your estate.

A Loss Of A Family Member

When a spouse passes away, the living partner is often the primary beneficiary. It is a difficult time for the survivor, but they will then need to make decisions about how their property will be handled after they pass on.

An Unexpected Financial Windfall

Winning the lottery, getting a large settlement, selling a business or even inheriting a sizeable sum of money is a life-changing moment. The flip side, however, is ensuring that your newfound wealth is protected for the next generation. There are many tools you can use, such as setting up trusts and conservatorships, and you want to speak with a lawyer to best craft a plan for your assets.

Changes In Your Health

Knowing that your health is in question could be one of the final chances you have to settle your estate affairs. Leaving the legal outcome for your assets uncertain creates challenges for your surviving family that could lead to probate litigation and family strife.

Committed To Carrying Out Your Wishes

At Hassett & George, our attorneys are dedicated to developing an estate plan that meets all your needs. You don’t want to worry about how your family will be taken care of after you’re gone. Call our Simsbury or Glastonbury office today to begin your estate plan. Our number is 860-651-1333. You may also get in touch with us by using our contact form.

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