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The holiday season is a great time to discuss estate planning

Now that the holiday season is upon us, many families will have the opportunity to spend time together. Most people will say that spending time with loved ones is one of the best parts of the holiday season. While families gather this holiday season in the Kent area, estate planning may be a good topic of discussion.

Although estate planning is rarely on the list of acceptable family conversations, the holidays are a great time to have this important discussion. With many family members in town at the same time, sharing estate plans is important. Setting a time to have a discussion regarding estate planning, along with why it is important, is the first step. When a family meets for this conversation, they should discuss what estate planning documents are already in place and what else is important, along with any struggles that a family may have. It is important to discuss power of attorney designations, health care proxies, and what a person's health care wishes are. A family can also discuss whether there is a will or trust in place and what heirs can expect from the estate.

With many families getting together for the holidays, reviewing an estate plan with loved ones can be a good task to undertake. Many family disagreements occur because of the lack of estate planning, so making sure everyone is on the same page can be a gift. A legal professional who is skilled in estate planning can help a family create an estate plan or update existing documents. Attorneys understand each family is unique and can make sure their client's needs are met both now and into the future.

Estate planning is important to ensure that a family's assets are passed to the next generation as they intend, along with other important matters such as health care wishes and guardianship designations. An attorney can help their client create important estate planning documents, so their client can feel relaxed knowing that plans are in place.

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