No one knows what the future holds, and this uncertainty spurs many people to take as many precautions as they can. One way to prepare is to devise an estate plan that will take care of loved ones if the unthinkable should happen. While it is a good idea to take measures to protect and provide for your family if you pass away, you may also want to consider taking steps to protect and provide for yourself.
Hardly a year passes that doesn't bring some change in a person's life. If you look back over the past year, you may recall weddings, divorces, births and deaths within your family. You will also remember a presidential election, changes in tax laws and fluctuations in your investments. Perhaps you moved, changed jobs, retired or remarried. While many of these events seem like the natural flow of life, they can have a great impact on your estate plan.