Modern day estate planning

Let’s say you are a lawyer who is helping a client with estate planning.  You’ll prepare a draft will and you’ll tell your client to consider the usual things, like specifying who they want to be the executor of their estate. 

And, of course, you’ll discuss what bequests will be made and to whom. After all, your client can’t take stuff into the afterlife, so they have to think about who they want to bequeth their cherished items to.  You should also talk to your client important things that, heretofore, would not have been considered ‘usual.’  Oh, and don’t forget to consider discussing the need for a living will.

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