Leaving a nest egg for your kids is not as straightforward as it used to be. With seniors living longer than ever before, and with less wealth to go around, bereaved family members are advised to not count their chickens before they hatch.
Most people assume that estate planning is for the elderly, and for most people, it is. That is, your estate won’t be settled until after you pass, and most people’s lives tend to expire later on in life. But sadly, this isn’t the case for everyone. Some of us die long before our time, or become too ill to function. If you’re not prepared ahead of time, then you’ll have no control over where your assets go.