5 Reasons Baby Boomers Need to Pay Attention to Estate Plans Now

Baby Boomers – the biggest generation now on the verge of being the biggest group of inheritance recipients — must answer the call to make prudent decisions on a staggering amount of inherited wealth.

Boomers who have not yet made an estate plan will have an added impetus for doing so.  And Boomers who have an estate plan that may be several years old need to review that plan to ensure it aligns with changes in their lives.

Here are five reasons why Boomers need to make and review estate plans now:

Changing relationships.  Your beneficiary list needs to be reviewed in light of your current status and any changes in family structure or relationships.

Adult children.  The minor children you may have provided for in an earlier estate plan have now grown and flown the nest – do they still need the protections you had in place for them?  Have they matured into financially responsible adults, or do you need to add new protections in a trust for them?

Your health.  As you age, you learn a lot more about your own health.  Do you have a health care directive in place to protect yourself in case of incapacity?  Are you going to live longer than you thought you would when you drafted your first estate plan?

Your property.  Any sales, loss or acquisition of property needs to be properly accounted for in your estate plan.  As we age, we tend to accumulate more.  What plans do you have for it?

Your legacy.  It may now be financially feasible — and wise — to give while you are still living.

To your family’s health, wealth and happiness!

David Feakes

P.S.  Want to get started on the most important planning you’ll ever do for your family?  Give our office a call at (978) 263-6900 to get started.  You’ll be so glad you did.

David Feakes is the owner of The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC – a law firm for families in the Acton, Massachusetts area.   David helps parents protect the people they love the most.  If you would like to receive David’s exclusive, free report, “Six Major Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing An Estate Planning Attorney,”  you can get it right here.


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