There are many unexpected events which can upend one’s life. A divorce that someone never saw coming, a health crisis that could prove fatal and a motor vehicle collision that results in a permanent disability are just some of the crises that people have to work through. Unfortunately, for those who are involved in these crises, other important responsibilities such as estate planning matters may be pushed to the side—which can be a costly mistake.

These serious crises can cause people to become depressed, and they can shatter lives in many other ways. Some people may struggle from a physical standpoint, feeling completely devoid of energy or suffering from high levels of pain, which can make it harder for them to address their estate plan and other critical aspects of their lives.

These challenges are understandable, and you should not feel bad for having a hard time. However, it is essential to do what you can to take control of your life, especially if you are struggling through any type of major crisis. Not only can this potentially make you feel better about your circumstances, but it may pay off significantly in the future.

If you are dealing with any serious hardship in your life, you should not let this get in the way of protecting your assets and ensuring that your loved ones have a clear understanding of what will happen to your estate after you pass away. These can be sensitive and difficult topics for people to work through, especially in the midst of major problems. Please review our website for more on setting up an estate plan.