It’s not easy dealing with the many possessions of a loved one after they pass away. In some cases it can even create family conflict. But you can make things considerably easier for your family and beneficiaries by giving away your prized possessions before you die.
Only you know and understand the value and sentiment attached to your possessions. By giving them away during your lifetime you can be sure they are in good hands and that they will be appreciated by the new owners. In the process of giving, you will also have had the pleasure of making your loved ones feel special.
Consider too that some of your most valued possessions are not physical items, rather stories, songs or perhaps a favorite recipe. Be sure to pass these on as well as you give away your treasured belongings.
Giving consideration to how to pass on your belongings is just one part of completing an estate plan. For more information about estate plans and wills please call our office. We offer an estate planning worksheet to help you get started creating your own unique plan.