The start of a new year naturally makes people start thinking about their future. If you are one of those people, you may have thought about the coming year, maybe even thought about what next year at this time will look like. You may be someone who has even thought about 10, 20 or even 40 years from now, and not how that may look to you, but what will be in store for your family.
If you have done this, that means you are thinking of an estate plan. If that is the case, then congratulations, you are making sure you are taking care of your family right now for a time in the future when you are not around. As you begin your estate planning you want to make sure you are doing the right thing, this not only includes making sure what you should be doing with an estate plan, but what mistakes and mis-steps you need to avoid.