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The importance of estate planning and living life

It does not matter if you are one of our Texas readers or live in another part of the country, at some point you will begin to consider the finer points associated with the estate planning process.

While many people think that estate planning is nothing more than thinking about their death, nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than take the traditional approach to estate planning, some people have decided to take a more personalized approach that allows them to live fully and figure out what type of legacy they want to leave behind.

A recent Forbes survey found that only 48 percent of people age 65 and older have basic estate planning documents in place. Furthermore, less than 60 percent named a health care power of attorney. These are the types of details many people are overlooking, often because they don't want to think about what would happen if they were to become incapacitated or pass on.

Everyone has the right to take what they currently have and make decisions that will benefit their family and loved ones after they have left the Earth.

When it comes to estate planning, many people are beginning to realize the importance of taking a strong look at what they can do today to plan for a better future for their family. This is not all about death, but in many cases, it has a lot to do with living life to its fullest and ensuring a better future for others.

The advice of an experienced Texas estate planning attorney could prove beneficial to those who are seeking answers to their estate planning questions.

Source: Missoulian, "STEVE DARTY: Estate planning should be about living, not dying" Steve Darty, Mar. 18, 2014

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