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Digital assets can be added to estate planning documents

In today's world, asset owners generally have rather robust digital lives. For this reason, it is critical that they integrate their digital lives into the estate plans they create for themselves. Here is a rundown on how people can incorporate their digital assets into estate planning documents in Florida.

Mistakes related to estate planning can be costly

It's important to take steps in order to prepare for unexpected events in life, including death. Unfortunately, this process is often placed on the back burner in Florida and elsewhere. In addition, when people do actually engage in estate planning, they often make some costly mistakes in the process. Here are some major mistakes that are critical to avoid when planning an estate.

Keeping estate planning documents safe is critical

Individuals in Florida typically see the value of storing their critical documents in safe places. These documents range from birth certificates to passports, for example. Likewise, it is important that estate planning documents are maintained properly. Here are a couple of important steps for securing wills and other related documents.

Estate planning can help to answer several critical questions

Many people in Florida and elsewhere prefer not to view themselves as being mortal. For this reason, they put off estate planning. However, creating wills and trusts are essential for protecting a person's assets and wishes for loved ones long term. Here are some important questions to address in an estate plan.

Do-it-yourself estate planning features pitfalls

It might be tempting for some individuals in Florida to create their own wills without professional guidance. However, estate planning can be a complicated process, even for those who do not feel that they have a significant number of assets. For this reason, hiring an attorney to help with the estate planning process is a smart idea.

Multiple estate planning truths are often overlooked

The process of creating wills in Florida and elsewhere remains highly misunderstood. For this reason, it is not uncommon for people to engage in financial planning but not estate planning. However, creating an estate plan, which includes drafting wills and other essential documents, is critical for protecting one's assets long term. Here is a look at a couple of estate planning truths that many asset owners do not realize.

Prudent estate planning needed for collectibles

Creating wills is a wise move for protecting the money that one has amassed over the years in Florida. However, it is also helpful for safeguarding valuable items that have been collected, such as antiques, art, jewelry and watches. Other items that can be protected through estate planning include baseball cards, firearms, bullion coins and numismatic coins. Here are a couple of tips for estate planning with these types of assets.

Estate planning critical re children with special needs

Creating wills and other related documents is critical for adults of all ages who own assets in Florida. However, estate planning is especially critical for those who have children with special needs. A major challenge that the parents of these children face is not being able to know for sure the kind of care their children will need. They also do not know what government benefits the children will qualify for upon turning 18.

Estate planning critical for older singles

People in Florida who are older, single and have no children may not have thought much about creating wills over the years. Instead, they may have been focused on building their careers and dealing with their various financial responsibilities from day to day. However, as they draw near retirement, it is critical that they pay greater attention to estate planning. Here are a few estate planning tips for singles who are close to their golden years.

Consumers procrastinate on estate planning for various reasons

Duties that are viewed as not interesting or enjoyable are often placed on the back burner. In light of this, it may come as no surprise that many consumers in Florida and elsewhere procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. Here are a few reasons why people procrastinate on creating estate plans and why this generally is not a good idea.

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