Can I manage my own estate planning?

When it comes to estate planning, it’s tempting to rush through the process, seek the most convenient forms online and attempt to handle the process without the help of an estate planning attorney. But just because you can potentially plan your estate DIY-style does not mean that you should.

Estate planning is the process of outlining one’s desires for the distribution of their wealth and assets in the event of death or incapacitation. A basic estate plan includes a will, power of attorney, and a healthcare directive which includes a living will and medical power of attorney. Having documents prepared online or drafted without the aid of an estate planning attorney can save money and time in the short-term. However, drafting one’s own estate planning documents is dangerous and very risky. Slight differences in wording can change the intention of one’s plans for their wealth in dramatic ways. Estate planning attorneys are highly knowledgeable of nuances in state law that can also invalidate or dramatically alter DIY-estate planning, and usually at a flat rate. Estate planning is very serious. Don’t burden your family with the expenses of fixing your mistakes or risk a probate lawyer or the IRS gaining your wealth because of improper filing.

We at Meurer Law Offices P.C. know that estate planning can be overwhelming. Come seek our compassionate and highly skilled team to help you navigate this important step in securing and protecting your financial future exactly as you intend. We serve clients in the metro-Denver area and all across Colorado. Call today for a free consultation.

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