Finding The Right Estate Attorney
Financial advisors and lawyers frequently work together as a team for their clients. This means they no doubt have met enough attorneys to provide clients with a professional recommendation. You would be surprised how many people would find the estate planning process much easier if they simply asked for an attorney recommendation from their financial advisor. Advice is never binding, so it is always worth it to ask.
Preparation And Advocation
As mentioned previously, your financial advisor will likely have a much stronger relationship with you, as well as in-depth knowledge of your desires regarding financial matters, than your attorney ever will. This means they are an integral part of your preparation process and an extremely important advocate to have on your side. They can help you go in with all the information and documents prepped and ready, making the overall process move along much smoother. If you research estate planning horror stories you may find that many people simply failed to realize that the documents they signed would not do as they hoped. A financial planner can be the knowledgeable link you need to make sure your wishes are communicated.
Detecting Errors And Review
Assets, circumstances, and your finances will change over time just like anything else. Estate planning is not a one-time affair, and documents can sometimes need to be updated periodically. Reviewing these changes and making necessary adjustments to your estate plan with your financial planner is a very important step to avoid having problems down the road. Even if you have already completed estate planning with your attorney, allowing your financial advisor to review can spare you errors that may leave your heirs fighting and contesting your desires.
Financial advisors are an important part of your team when you begin the estate planning process. From the beginnings of plan development, through to the final signing of your documentation and even beyond, there is no better advocate and communicator of your desires than your financial planner. Take full advantage of the insight and ability to make an estate plan that works for you and your loved ones by contacting our experienced team at BD Financial Concepts.