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It’s Important to Protect Your Family and Your Assets with A Will, Even in Your 20s and 30s

When you’re in your early adult years, the need for estate planning probably seems completely unnecessary. However, death or incapacity from a sudden illness or unfortunate accident can happen at any time, which is why making sure your wishes are firmly recorded in a will and advance directives is one of the smartest and savviest things you can accomplish as a young adult.

At Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, our knowledgeable and efficient legal team is dedicated to helping you create simple and complex wills, trusts and estate plans to meet your unique needs. While we often work with those in the later stage of long-term care planning, there is no right or wrong time in life to discuss the future — and we are proud to help those in their younger years get a jump-start on planning.

Why Estate Planning is Crucial

While just about everybody is a prime candidate for creating a will in their early adult years, specific examples of adults who need a will, trust or robust estate plan the most include:

  • Newlyweds and young couples: Ensure your significant other has the proper documentation necessary to handle your affairs in the event of incapacity or death.
  • New parents: A will and/or trust is a great way to ensure your child receives the care and financial assistance he or she needs to grow in the event of incapacity and/or demise of a parent. In addition, it is important for new parents to name Guardians of minor children in their Last Wills and Testaments.
  • Business owners: Keep your family from the stressful process of determining what to do with the business, including debts and assets after your passing.
  • Homeowners: Transfer the property to someone you care about or ensure it is sold by creating specific instructions in a will.

Accidents and unexpected illnesses happen all the time to those who least expect it. By making sure you have a will in place, you can enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that your final wishes and financial obligations will be handled accordingly in the event of your untimely passing.

Finding A Qualified Attorney to Help You Create a Will

When planning for your future, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands the different aspects of the process and can help you create a flexible plan. At Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP, our attorneys have over a century of combined experience, and we’re happy to use that experience to your benefit.

Contact our knowledgeable and helpful team today by calling 914-269-2367 or filling out our online form. From our offices in White Plains and Somers, New York, we proudly help clients throughout the greater Westchester County area.