When couples start talking about estate planning, it is an important moment. Beginning to speak about each other’s wishes and goals for estate planning is the first step toward leaving an ordered financial situation at one’s death. It can mean other things as well, such as passing on a legacy, leaving money to important charities, and passing on not only one’s wealth but also one’s wisdom to the next generation.
Regardless of what couple’s decide their goals are in estate planning, it is important that the process gets started. After beginning to discuss estate planning matters, though, some couples find that they have differences in their goals. Others couples don’t realize they have different goals until meeting with their attorney. Whatever the case may be, it sometimes becomes clear that couples need to retain different attorneys to represent them in the estate planning process.