People make many different mistakes when it comes to estate planning, but one of the one's that we see all too often in our practice is the messy estate. What do we mean by a messy estate? Well, pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Namely, an estate where the deceased person made no effort while they were living to organize or streamline in any way their assets and tangible personal effects. Remember, when you're gone, your heirs are going to be left with the task of settling your estate. The more organized you are, the easier this task will be.
Here's a great article that I recently came across in Forbes Magazine that addresses precisely this issue. Take a look and I hope you find it just as useful and eye-opening as I did.
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