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Estate planning to remove stress from your life

Even though many of our Texas readers understand the importance of estate planning from a financial perspective, many never take into consideration the fact that this will remove a lot of stress from their life.

There is a bit difference between having an estate plan and being as organized as possible, knowing that you are not going to leave behind a mess when you pass on.

The president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys said, "It could be six months or longer if you don't have the paperwork in order, and … your family is in the dark, not knowing things, jumping through hoops. It's not a fun existence."

Not only would that be a stressful time for your family, but just the thought could be enough to tie your stomach in knots.

Protecting against additional stress is as simple as staying organized, which includes compiling a list of all the financial information that should go into your estate plan. From there, you can create a will, trust and other legal documents to ensure that you feel good about your plan and that the future of your family is secure.

Finally, don't forget to tell your loved ones where they can find your estate plan.

As you age, you may begin to wonder what will happen to your loved ones when you pass away. This can be stressful, but you can remove a lot of this from your shoulders through estate planning. By getting the right help at the right time, your estate plan will be complete soon enough.

Source: Time, "Want Less Stress? Get Your Estate Plan In Order" Beth Pinsker, Jul. 15, 2014

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