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Be sure to include digital life in estate planning documents

Before the advent of technology, most people could handle their final wishes through wills and trusts. However, since so much of life is handled through online accounts, estate planning may need to take this into consideration. Arizona residents who need to establish their own plans may wish to ensure these digital assets are included when drafting their plans.

Estate planning may be vital tool for single-parent families

Parents work hard to provide for the needs of their children. Part of that provision includes estate planning, which may be especially important for single-parent families. Arizona residents who are concerned about how their children would fare if they died unexpectedly may wish to establish a trust.

Don't avoid estate planning based on these common fallacies

Few people like to think about death, especially their own. But those that do may find some comfort in the knowledge that they have protected loved ones through estate planning. Unfortunately, many Arizona residents mistakenly believe that having a plan in place is not necessary.

Estate planning for blended families takes finesse

Today's families take many different forms. Many families are comprised of stepparents, biological children and children from previous marriages. When it comes to estate planning for these situations, Arizona residents may need to approach the task with careful consideration.

Estate planning is not the time to engage in DIY

The internet is full of websites that purport to teach a viewer how do almost any task.  While many of them can be helpful, there are some topics that do not lend themselves well to a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach. Though it may be tempting to think about carrying out estate planning in this fashion, Arizona residents may find that such an approach will cost more in the end.

Why singles need to engage in estate planning

Living the life of a single person may be a fantasy for married parents. While those with children have obvious reasons for tackling estate planning, single people benefit from it as well, maybe even more in some circumstances. Arizona singles may wonder why they should consider this an important task.

Estate planning is a loving act for family and other heirs

It is estimated that that only 30 percent of adults have taken the time to settle their affairs. This indicates that most people have yet to tackle the important issue of estate planning. Though this task is often seen as irrelevant to all but the wealthiest, Arizona residents who do have plans demonstrate sincere concern for their loved ones.

Estate planning mistakes can undo good intentions

No one enjoys contemplating their own demise. Sadly, it's true that one cannot avoid death or taxes, but careful estate planning can alleviate much confusion for loved ones. Arizona residents who are preparing to undertake this task may benefit from learning what common mistakes can undo their best intentions.

Estate planning can serve a variety of purposes

It is human nature to put off important tasks at times. In reality, life is unpredictable, and it is often more prudent to have a plan in place for how to take care of one's needs in the event one becomes incapacitated or dies unexpectedly. Arizona residents who are unsure of how to begin estate planning may benefit from learning more about the basics behind this essential task.

New year may be perfect time to revisit estate planning

During the holiday season, people spend much time and effort on finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. It's also a good time to ensure that one's estate planning documents are current and reflect one's final wishes. Arizona residents who have documents in place may benefit from revisiting those plans to check that they still provide for their intended heirs.

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