Many Floridians struggle every year with the often-difficult process of planning their estates to ensure that their families and loved ones are covered for the future. Estate planning is a major event in the lives of many people. And a well-crafted plan will cover a wide variety of contingencies and eventualities. Those who are ready to start the process of crafting their plan through the use of such tools as trusts or wills should do so with the help of an attorney so they fully understand the many laws and regulations that are a part of successful estate planning.
For general information regarding estate planning, it may be advisable to take advantage of some of the many seminars that are available in nearly every community. Very likely there is just such a one here in the Orlando area.
An example of the kind of thing we’re talking about is that being offered by The Council on Aging in Pensacola. The organization launched the first in a series of weekly seminars earlier this month. The overarching theme of the seminars is to help seniors and retirees learn to live a full life as they reach traditional retirement ages and beyond. Each seminar addresses a different important issue facing those over 50.
The first session covered Social Security, financial planning and investments. Other topics being covered include physical health, mental health and life enrichment. There’s also a segment on wills and trusts
All these subjects are helpful ones for us all to be aware of. Understanding the many elements that go into estate planning can help those setting up wills and trusts to create secure documents that leave little room for ambiguity or dispute. An effective estate setup can help ensure that your intentions are clear and precisely executed in the event of your death. Consulting an attorney is the best way to ensure that the documents are crafted appropriately.
Source: Pensacola News Journal, “Council on Aging seminars give tips for living a full life after 50,” Kaycee Lagarde, Oct. 1, 2012