It's easy to put off writing a will. You feel like you have a lot of time to get it done, the legal process can be confusing and you think you'll be better prepared when you're closer to the end of your life. These are just three potential reasons, but people can give you nearly an endless list of reasons they haven't written a will.
As you create or review your estate plan, it's natural to have questions about probate. More specifically, you may turn your attention to the steps you can take to help your estate avoid the probate process.
Have you heard of the term "undue influence" in estate planning? It essentially means that a person who is crafting an estate plan does so in a way that benefits another person because of that person's influence on them.
One reason to use a living trust, rather than a will, is simply that it can save your heirs a lot of time after you pass away.
As you do your estate planning, you draft a will that leaves your assets to your heirs. Most of the money gets split up evenly, but you do set aside specific sentimental assets for certain individuals. You know how important it is for them to know exactly what you wanted them to have.
Human relationships can be endlessly complicated -- especially among families. As unpleasant as it may be, you may have some very good reasons to disinherit a potential heir.