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Young Florida residents may want to consider estate planning

Many Florida residents may find it prudent to consider end-of-life decisions in order to make the situation easier on their family when the time comes. However, it would not do well to wait until an individual is nearing the end of his or her life in order to make these decisions. Therefore, even individuals of a young age may want to get a start on their estate planning.

By planning early, individuals can consider their future with a clear mind. If individuals wait until they are in ill health or believe they could possibly be at risk of incapacitation soon, they may feel stress over those conditions and feel rushed into making their estate plan decisions. As a result, they may overlook important aspects or make decisions they may not have made otherwise if they had more time to consider their options.

Because emergencies and accidents can take place at any time, and death or incapacitation is rarely predictable, taking steps to prepare early may avoid confusion for loved ones in the future. If a will is created, individuals will know who is appointed to take care of certain aspects of the estate and who may be entitled to inheriting what property. Additionally, planning early can ensure that any young children will be properly taken care of in the event of an untimely demise. 

Estate planning can address numerous issues that may arise if a serious illness or injury should befall an individual. Florida residents may also wish to remember that estate plans are not just for parents or the elderly. Individuals of all ages may benefit from creating a will and other similar documents. If interested parties would like to gain more knowledge on the topic, information is available from reliable legal resources.

Source:, "Why should you work on your estate plan now?", Sept. 8, 2015

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