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Estate planning for younger individuals in Florida

It is not uncommon for people who are younger to not worry about estate planning. Aside from the fact that many people do not want to think about their own passing, younger individuals may assume that estate planning has nothing to offer them. However, the process is not just about leaving people money or real estate.

One of the very important parts of putting together an estate plan is to determine who will make medical choices if someone is not able to. A power of attorney can assign a trusted individual who understands someone's wishes to make these decisions for them. Without such a document, families may end up arguing over what to do if someone can't make their own choices about what medical treatments they want.

Another issue that estate planning covers that may be important to many younger people is how their social media accounts are handled. Individuals are able to assign someone to take over these accounts, like Facebook, leaving behind a username and password for this person to access the account with. Choosing the right person to handle these accounts can ensure that information about someone that was private is not shared on social media.

Although many people have an idea that estate planning is something mainly for the financially well-to-do, the reality is that it does not have to be complicated, nor does it need to focus on wealth. Done correctly, it fits people with the documents that they need to have their wishes carried out, so complex plans are generally for complex situations. A lawyer could help clients understand what estate planning documents do and which are necessary for their particular circumstances.

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