For some people, planning an estate should take no more than a few hours. For others, it is the project of a lifetime and must be revisited in light of changing finances, relationships, and legal developments.
Whatever your situation, an experienced attorney can help reduce uncertainties and secure the outcomes you want. Here are some issues to work on:
An easy transition. Having a well-organized estate will facilitate a smooth transition of assets, thereby minimizing court costs and time spent.
Your estate's value. If your estate is sufficiently sizeable, with proper legal guidance you can probably reduce taxes. That means more money for your loved ones and/or charities you choose.
Your privacy. Every lawyer has a duty of confidentiality. In addition, you may be able to prevent your estate's contents from becoming a matter of public record.