There are many factors to consider when estate planning, and as a result, some Maryland residents may seem intimidated by the process. Not only will individuals be faced with the prospect of their eventual demise, but numerous aspects will need to be considered and address in order to move forward. Luckily, legal assistance could allow individuals to better understand the process and feel more comfortable with creating an estate plan.
One of the first major topics to address when estate planning is family relationships. Individuals who have strong family ties with their children, siblings, parents and other relatives will likely want to leave certain items to those family members. Through the planning process, individuals can determine what specific assets they may wish to bequeath and to whom those assets should go. Additionally, if there are any negative relationships, it may be helpful to address those in order to plan for the possibility that a will could be contested if an individual feels slighted.