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As you grow your family, it’s easy to get caught up in daily routines and put off thinking about the future. However, planning for the unexpected is critical, especially regarding estate planning. Estate planning involves making arrangements for the future of your assets, children, and health. This blog post will discuss the importance of estate planning, what it entails, and why Sandahl & Damhof should be your go-to law firm to help you get started.

The Importance of Estate Planning

Estate planning ensures that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes after you pass away. Without a proper plan in place, your assets will be subject to the laws of your state, which may not distribute your assets in the way you would like. Estate planning can also help to minimize the amount of taxes that your estate has to pay, which can be a substantial amount of money. Additionally, estate planning can ensure that your family is provided for in the event of your passing.

How Estate Planning Benefits Your Growing Family

Protects Your Children

The most important reason to begin estate planning early is to protect your children’s future. Estate planning involves identifying guardianship, which ensures that your children are cared for if anything happens to you and your spouse. It also involves making arrangements for their financial future, including trusts and other financial planning tools to support the children if they inherit your assets.

Protects Yourself

While planning for your children’s future is necessary, estate planning is also crucial for you and your spouse. Estate planning includes powers of attorney, which designates decision-makers in case of your incapacitation and medical directives that you’ve made if you become unable to make critical medical decisions. Without these documents, you will have no say in your healthcare decisions if you cannot make them yourself.

Ensures Your Assets Are Protected

Most of us work hard to acquire assets over time, and we want to ensure they go to the right place in case of our death. The estate planning process involves identifying and memorializing a plan to distribute your assets. Not only does this ensure that your wishes are fulfilled, but it can also prevent unwanted disputes and legal battles among family members, which can be emotionally painful and costly.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Begin Estate Planning

Beginning estate planning is never too soon because you never know the future. Even if you are young and healthy, accidents can happen. Estate planning ensures that your affairs are appropriately handled in the event of your passing or incapacity, regardless of age. Additionally, beginning the estate planning process sooner rather than later gives you more time to make decisions. It can ensure that your affairs are in order before it is too late.

Choosing the Right Law Firm

When it comes to estate planning, choosing the right law firm will make all the difference. You want to select a firm with years of estate planning experience, and Sandahl & Damhof is your best choice. Our experienced attorneys and staff will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that we meet your estate planning goals.

Sandahl & Damhofhas been helping families with estate planning for many years, and their experienced team can guide you through the process. Start building a secure future for your growing family by beginning your estate planning journey today.(612)448-3898

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