How Important is Estate Planning? Unfortunately, according to AARP, as many as six out of every ten adults in the United States do not have so much as a simple will, let alone a comprehensive estate plan. When an unexpected death occurs, this lack of planning for the future can leave loved ones confused and unsure of how to proceed. Not only must they deal with grief but must also attempt to navigate the maze of issues that must be taken care of following a death. While there are many reasons estate planning is important, there is probably an equal number of reasons many of us avoid it like the plague. Perhaps the number one reason for avoiding the conversation is no one wants to confront their own mortality and think about death or dying.
When you think about what would happen if you did not appoint a guardian for your minor children, or how your family would deal with your assets if you left no instructions, it becomes clear just how important estate planning really is. One of the most pervasive myths is that it is only for the super-rich. Virtually every person who has any assets at all would benefit from an estate plan. Attorney Mark Gullotta is a highly experienced California estate planning attorney who can make your estate planning experience as easy and painless as possible, minimizing any unwelcome surprises, and always providing a comfortable planning experience.