Did You Recently Move? You Need to Update Your Estate Planning Documents
If you recently moved to a new location from a different state, you need to make sure that your estate planning documents have been updated to show law controls in your new location.
An attorney can assist you with putting together an amendment to your living and revocable trust that applies to your new state’s law. Furthermore, your will might need to be updated to reflect applicable requirements in your new state. Since you already need to schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney to update your existing materials, consider putting together a power of attorney for financial matters and a power of attorney for medical matters that are in compliance with the new state’s law. Taking these simple steps is something that you shouldn’t avoid or put off after you’ve moved to a new state. Making these changes can avoid a lot of trouble, time or confusion in the future. Your documents should also be evaluated at this point in time to see whether or not they reflect your goals and desires. If you need to make any updates to executors or trustees because of your new location, consider speaking with your attorney about these options. Whoever is selected to serve in the role as an executor or a trustee should be familiar with the responsibilities required. Leaving behind an additional letter of instructions for anyone who will be serving in this role can give you some peace of mind that your individual instructions will be followed carefully. Schedule a time now to sit down with an estate planning lawyer to talk about necessary updates.