There is no doubt that the year 2020 has been unpredictable across the board, including financially. This makes many people hesitant to update their plans or to establish a new planning strategy altogether. However, a financial plan and an estate plan are some of the most important things you can work on even if you only develop a framework that needs to be amended later.
Despite all of the uncertainty around you, planning could be a good way to address any of the anxieties or nerves you have around the situation. This is a perfect opportunity to step back and reassess where you are right now. Do you already have some documents in place but they might be outdated? Perfect. That’s the first step, but you’ll likely need to make sure they still reflect what’s most important to you and what you currently own. That could require some outside support.
Now is the time to speak with an experienced estate planning attorney to revise those and ensure they are in line with your needs. Some of the initial questions might even prompt you to think about new ways to develop your financial plan.
Did someone take a salary cut, lose their job or is worried about losing their job as a result of the pandemic? Go back to revisiting your emergency fund and thinking about how much you contribute to your retirement.
If you haven’t reevaluated your budget recently, now is also a good time to re-strategize and reevaluate that. For more information about how you can be successful with your financial plan and your estate planning goals, schedule a consultation with a trusted estate planning lawyer today.