From my perspective, as the attorney, the best part of estate planning is the people. Daily, I get to meet and help great people. And part of estate planning is that it isn’t only about the client – client’s plan for themselves as well as their children, grandchildren, and loved ones. Estate Planning brings out the best in people!
Most of my clients report that the best part of estate planning is the peace of mind it brings. It’s common to hear clients say that they have been meaning to do estate planning for years… and have simply procrastinated it. And estate planning is easy to procrastinate. To borrow a phrase from Stephen R. Covey, estate planning is important but not urgent. So clients can put off estate planning for months or years. Yet, when they decide to get it done, they experience relief! The peace of mind comes from ending the procrastination, from getting answers to their questions, from facing the inevitable (that one day we will all die), and from knowing that their wishes will be carried out not only for themselves but also for their children, grandchildren, and loved ones. Often these wishes include that their loved ones will be able to avoid the time, expense, and hassle of probate court. Estate planning makes that possible.