Estate planning is the process of managing an individual’s asset base in preparation of their incapacitation or death. This includes the division of assets between heirs and the settlement of estate taxes. This is spelled out in the creation of a will and trust accounts. With the help of an experienced attorney in estate law, this process is less arduous.
AARP conducted a survey that asked more than 1,000 respondents whether they had estate planning documents in case of their death.
Of those surveyed, 81 percent of adults age 72 or older and 58 percent of boomers (ages 53-71) do have estate planning documents. The results suggest that “as people age… they face the reality of needing to plan for the inheritance of their estate.”
Younger people need to also plan for their financial future. This includes the planning of who will care for their children in the event of their death. Yet, 78 percent of millennials (ages 18-36) and 64% of Generation Xers (ages 37-52) do not have a will.
The most common reasons for failing to tackle or complete estate planning is:
- Not getting around to it – 47%
- Not having enough assets – 29%
You are reading this now, so you are clearly “getting around to it.” We are sure that you would like to have the choice of who will inherit your estate.
Over the years, Appraisals of Southwest Florida has distinguished itself as one of the premier providers of appraisals for estate and financial planners in Naples, Florida, including all of Collier and Lee counties. We’re acutely aware of the detail, skill, and attention necessary to properly value these types of properties. We also guarantee complete discretion and are sensitive to the needs and privacy of those who reside in these homes. Appraisals of Southwest Florida can help you with the valuation of your properties located in Naples, Florida. We can also help you find a qualified appraiser for your additional properties located outside of Florida.
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