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Evaluating estate planning goals at the start of a new year

On Behalf of | Jan 9, 2023 | Estate Planning |

Baton Rouge Legal Blog

With a new year underway, there may be many individuals who are establishing resolutions and seeking ways to promote a healthier future. While there may be various ways to achieve such a goal, reviewing estate planning goals could be just the path with which to protect one’s future interests. Knowing some factors to address and the types of changes a new year might bring could help individuals in Louisiana better prepare to bring their estate plans in line with their current preferences for the future.

Current wishes

Experts indicate that there could be numerous vital topics to address regarding estate planning goals at the beginning of a new year. Addressing core components of one’s estate plan such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives may be essential to determine if one’s wishes in these regards have changed. Updating information to reflect current wishes could prove vital to helping preserve one’s wishes.

According to experts, individuals who wish to review estate plan information may also benefit from addressing and updating financial information, especially if there has been a significant change in this aspect of life. A new year could also prompt changes in preferences for topics such as end-of-life care and disability planning and including these topics in the process may be integral. With a new year, it could also be helpful to seek insight into any possible changes to estate planning rules and regulations and on how this might apply to one’s situation.

Estate planning

A new year could bring significant change to one’s life and may prompt a desire to review one’s estate planning goals. Those who wish to seek guidance in creating or updating their estate plans might find it helpful to consult with an experienced attorney for assistance in preparing to navigate this process. An attorney can address a client’s wishes and needs and assist in preparing to take the necessary steps to help protect his or her preferences for the future.