Family issues can cause trouble with estate planning efforts

| Apr 12, 2019 | Estate Planning

The process of making important financial and legal decisions regarding the future is not easy. It can be especially difficult when a Colorado family is dealing with personal conflict and other issues that can complicate the estate planning process. Navigating difficult family dynamics while trying to make plans for the future can add stress to an already emotional and sometimes complicated process.

When asked to talk about estate planning, many people admit that the hardest aspect is dealing with family dynamics at the same time. While it may be tempting to practice avoidance, some family issues have to be dealt with and discussed in order to complete a plan and make smart decisions. Some people avoid estate planning altogether because they do not want to stir up difficult emotions or deal with drama. However, not having a plan is a serious mistake.

Another mistake people make is assuming they do not need an estate plan. People of any income level and health status can benefit from having this type of security. In reality, drafting certain documents can actually reduce the chance of family conflict in the future and ensure that person gets the final say over what will happen to his or her estate.

There are many excuses people make regarding why they do not need an estate plan. Whether it’s a person’s age or familial conflict, it is not wise to allow these reasons to stand in the way of future security and peace of mind. Speaking with a Colorado estate planning attorney can help a person understand what he or she needs to do regarding estate planning.