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3 Reasons You Need an Estate Lawyer

Estate Lawyer | An estate lawyer offers numerous benefits to their clients with potentially the most important being peace of mind. There are a variety of reasons that an individual may believe that they can plan and prepare their estate on their own, but it’s incredibly important for people to consider the stress and complexity of opting for this route. An estate lawyer can be especially helpful in identifying any weak points in your planning and help you make the best decisions for your estate when you are gone.  Here are three reasons that you should consider hiring an estate lawyer.

Beneficiary Protection

There are many options when it comes to leaving money or other assets to beneficiaries. Many people want to leave something to their underage children or grandchildren, and the best way to protect their interest is to put safeguards in places such as trusts or assigning someone else to oversee their inheritance until they are of age.

Avoid Court

If you don’t plan your estate, then the courts will plan it for you. You are the best decision-maker about how you would like your assets divided among family and friends. Don’t rely on the courts to rummage through your information and make a stab-in-the-dark decision.

Reduce Family Conflict

Death of a loved one can certainly bring out high emotions that can then be used to fuel decision-making processes. If you want to reduce family conflict, then it’s best to have a plan already in place. Allow your family to grieve without the interference of significant decisions about what to do with your assets. You certainly don’t want your family at odds with one another and proper planning can help avoid that.

If you’re searching for an estate lawyer, please reach out to us today at The Law Office of Michelangelo Mortellaro for a free consultation.