It’s generally recommended that you review your will and other end-of-life documents at least every few years, although there can be reasons to do a checkup more often.
Many of our parents completed their estate plans decades ago. The documents may still be valid. However, if they are stale or outdated, you may spend significant money trying to use them down the road.
Expert tips on why starting your estate plan early, choosing beneficiaries, and thinking about how you want to transfer your wealth to the next generation are critical for your financial future.
Most people should have a will, but it’s rarely the most significant estate planning document that an individual will hold.
No matter what line of work you are in, estate planning has facets that apply to everyone, and it comes down to documenting wishes and avoiding probate and unnecessary taxes. Too many people put it off, but, in general, the sooner you do it, the better.