Myths of Estate Planning

Estate Planning WorksheetMany people have mistaken ideas about estate planning. Sometimes these ideas keep them from taking the rational steps to protect their families and assets.

A story on lists several myths about estate planning.

They include:

  • I don’t have an estate so there is nothing to plan. The truth is estate planning has to do with many things, including death, disability and divorce.
  • We have to get married to protect ourselves. Marriage makes estate planning easier, but there are estate plans for unmarried couples too.
  • We don’t need wills and powers of attorney if married. The truth is that marriage todes not automatically confer complete decision-making powers on either spouse. Power of attorney is essential if either becomes incapacitated.
  • I must leave money to relatives. No, you do not have to.

These are just a few. The story lists several more.

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