Attorney Lori Vella

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21 Reasons 2021 is the Year of the Estate Plan

If you’ve delayed getting your estate planning documents together, this year, 2021, is the year to get it done. Think about it. You are stuck in this pandemic which took away your control over so many things. You cannot travel and visit with others as you wish. This entire time can be viewed as a complete time waster, if we do not act to create something of value. How about using 2021 to create the joy of accomplishment?

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Pandemic Planning-Wills, Trusts and More

People under the age of 65 account for more than 20% of COVID-related deaths in the US. However, young people are less likely to have estate planning documents, like a will or advanced directive, in place than those of older adults. This means that many people who are dying from coronavirus likely do not have documents in place to dictate who cares for their children or what happens to their home or money.

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What could possibly go wrong if I do not make plans?

This is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. As an estate planning attorney, it’s my job every day to educate my community about issues they may face in the future with respect to their assets, family, debt and more, if they do not get their plan in writing.

The very best way to learn anything is to learn examples, especially about what could go wrong. So this week, let’s go over some contingencies to highlight why you should start thinking about your own plan.

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Wondering What “Estate Planning” Is?

Did you know that this week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week? In our line of business, we often hear confusion over the term “estate planning,” and the belief that it is only for those with grand, luxurious estates. That could not be further from the truth! Don’t get me wrong, estate planning does greatly assist wealthy individuals to save taxes by employing creative ideas, but it is useful for anyone over the age of 18. That’s right, anyone!