Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Best Not to Wait Until its Too Late

I was recently reminded by a client's situation of a good reason to not delay your plans concerning your wealth transfer. After putting together a detailed outline of changes and ideas concerning his estate plan on his computer, he failed to contact me to implement his ideas with the necessary legal formalities, believing that he was in good health and had plenty of time to get to these changes taken care of formally.

Oops. Unfortunately, he experienced some health complications and passed away without having had made those changes. Now I am left with the unenviable task of attempting to explain to a widow why we won't be able to implement his intended changes with his estate plan despite his "informal" planning.

If you have changes to your planning, don't delay. Contact your advisor to avoid this same mistake.

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