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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Jan 10, 2017

Estate plans are time consuming, and not something most people want to deal with. But in the end, these things must be dealt with. Taking early steps to make and improve your will and estate plan will help your family out a lot when your time comes. Make a plan and improve it to make it easier on your family. This article will explain the best ways to improve your estate plan and will help you get it on the right track to being the best for your family members to use in the event of your death.

Organize your plan
Your estate plan won’t be helpful to you or your family if no one can find it. Make sure you keep the originals somewhere safe and leave instructions for your Executor and Agent to be Power of Attorney. Make sure your family members know where to find it.

Communicate with family members
Although estate plans aren’t fun to talk about, surprises when a plan is needed is never fun either. Talk to your Executor and Power of Attorney in advance. Make sure your executor is willing and ready for the job.

Supplement information
There’s never too much that can be included in your will and estate plan. Funeral instructions, last wishes and health care concerns are all things you can include in your plan.

Consider an irrevocable burial reserve and make all of your last arrangements now
The more you have planned and arrange the better. It will be one less step for your family to worry about.

Consider any electronic data
Make a plan for your electronic data. This is all of the “stuff” we have on our computers today. Things such as photos, sensitive financial information, etc. Make a plan to ensure that your electronic data is handled the way you want it to be handled.