Estate Planning for Women

Estate Planning for WomenIf you’re a woman, you need an estate plan.

Estate planning for women isn’t about having a certain amount of money. Instead, it’s about end-of-life planning, appointing guardians for minor children, and making sure your wishes are carried out after your death instead of relying on your local probate court to make these important decisions on your behalf.

For most women, an estate plan will include a:

  • Will
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Healthcare powers of attorney
  • Living will (known as an Advanced Directive in the state of Georgia)

 

I’m not an attorney and can’t draft these documents for you, but if you’re in the Atlanta, GA, area, I can recommend several experienced, affordable estate planning attorneys. In fact, I often meet with my clients and their estate planning attorney to make sure we’re all on the same page regarding their estate plan.

And if you’re not in Atlanta, GA, I can tap into my network of professionals and help identify a qualified estate planning attorney in your area to help you get your estate plan in place.

In addition to the documents listed above, your estate plan might also call for a:

  • POLST
  • Living or testamentary trust
  • Asset protection strategy
  • More advanced planning

 

It’s not uncommon for me to recommend to my clients that their top priority be establishing an estate plan or updating their existing estate plan.

Tomorrow is promised to no one, so it’s smart to make sure you have an estate plan in place for you and your family that reflects your wishes and is up to date. If you’d like to discuss your estate plan, please contact me. I’d love to have that conversation with you.