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Conduct An Annual Review of Your Estate Plan
You already have an estate plan, but when was the last time you reviewed it? You’ve done all the hard work getting it carefully and thoroughly drafted and set up. You probably spent a good amount of money on attorney’s fees as well. But we’re here to remind you that it is also just as important to review your estate plan annually.
Reviewing your estate plan is incredibly important, especially this year (more on this later). Even though you have an estate plan set up, you need to review it every year in order to make sure that it is in compliance with new laws that have been passed. Additionally, if your circumstances have drastically changed, you might need to amend your estate plan as well. Here are some common occurrences that warranting amending and changing your current estate plan:
2013 has been an eventful year for the estate planning world. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed on January 2, 2013, which greatly changed federal transfer tax laws:
All of these scenarios will greatly affect your estate plan and are very important considerations for you to think about. Take some time to think things over. Make sure your estate plan is in line with your true desires, wishes, and personal goals. The estate planning attorneys at Atlantis Law Firm are valuable resources who can provide you with advice about the most beneficial course of action. If you need us to review your estate plan or amend it for you, we can do that as well. Just make sure that your estate plan is clearly in line with your true desires and goals.
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