Maybe your estate plan was created when you were single, and there have been some significant changes in your life. Perhaps you got married or divorced or had children.
You also may now be on better terms with children with whom you were once estranged.
Tax and estate laws can also change over time, requiring further updates to your planning documents.
- The value of your estate has changed dramatically
- You or your spouse changed jobs
- Changes to your income level or income needs
- You are retiring and no longer working
- There is a divorce or marriage in your family
- There is a new child or grandchild
- There is a death in the family
- You (or a close family member) have become ill or incapacitated
- Your parents have become dependent on you
- You have formed, purchased, or sold a business;
- You make significant financial transactions, such as substantial gifts, borrowing or lending money, or purchasing, leasing, or selling assets or investments
- You have moved
- You have purchased a vacation home or other property in another state
- A designated trustee, executor, or guardian dies or changes his or her mind about serving; and
- You are making changes in your insurance coverage.
One of the main goals of our law practice is to help families like your plan for safe, problem free, and successful transfer of assets to the next generation. Call our office today to schedule a time for us to review your estate plan and identify the best strategies for you and your family to ensure your legacy of love and financial security. Our office is located in Santa Ana, CA but we serve all of California including Irvine, Orange, Tustin, Newport Beach, and Anaheim.
Reference: WMUR (Feb. 3, 2022) “The ‘final’ estate-planning step”