Estate Planning Checklist
Although estate planning can seem tedious, you can still create a strong future for your family with the right tools. Continue reading to learn more about the steps involved in estate planning.
Step 1: Organize Your Assets
Collecting documentation about your assets is one of the most tedious steps in the estate planning process. You can include assets such as cars, real estate, inheritance money, investments, and other financial assets in your estate plan. You will need to organize and document your assets before you can discuss estate planning with a lawyer.
You will also need to identify who owns these assets. To put it another way, you will need to review any title documents that may indicate ownership to ensure that you are the owner of what you have. Avoiding joint ownership in estate planning is best.
Step 2: Evaluate Your Debts
You can leave debt to your loved …