When should I start planning my estate?
Individuals often wonder whether they’re too young or too old to begin planning their estate. There is no specific age for starting this process; the right time to begin planning might be right now. Everybody needs a written will. A will names beneficiaries to receive property and an executor to settle your estate. Parents can even name guardians for their young children. With an advance directive you can record your wishes regarding medical care. If you own a house you might consider a living trust. Abernethy & Hagerman, LLC offers knowledgeable guidance on a full range of estate planning issues for Western Pennsylvania clients.