Santa’s Estate Planning Guide

Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas! As Santa Claus, I know a thing or two about planning for the future. After all, I’ve been planning for Christmas Eve for centuries. But, it’s not just toys and reindeer that require planning – your estate does too! That’s why I’ve put together this estate planning guide to help you get started.

Step 1: Make a List

The first step in estate planning is to make a list of all your assets, including real estate, investments, personal property, and any businesses you own. Once you have a comprehensive list, you can determine how you want your assets distributed after your passing.

Step 2: Choose an Executor

An executor is the person responsible for carrying out your wishes as outlined in your estate plan. It’s important to choose someone you trust and who is capable of handling the responsibilities of being an executor. Consider choosing a family member or close friend, or even a professional executor if needed.

Step 3: Plan for Your Family’s Future

Your family is likely the most important thing in your life. It’s essential to ensure they’re taken care of after you’re gone. Consider setting up trusts for any minor children or grandchildren, and be sure to outline how you want your assets to be distributed to your family.

Step 4: Plan for Your Business’s Future

If you own a business, it’s important to have a plan in place for what happens to it after your passing. This could mean transferring ownership to a family member or selling the business outright. Be sure to consult with legal and financial professionals to help you make the best decision for your business.

Step 5: Review and Update Regularly

Life is full of surprises, which is why it’s important to review and update your estate plan regularly. This could mean updating beneficiaries, adding new assets to your plan, or making changes to your will.

Greg McIntyre
Estate Planning & Elder Law Attorney


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