Three Common Reasons People Procrastinate on Their Estate Plan


There’s no doubt it can feel challenging to get motivated about your estate plan. You might feel uncomfortable thinking, let alone talking, about death. Maybe you feel you just don’t have time to complete what you anticipate will be a long and stressful process. Or, the whole idea of an estate plan may just seem confusing. Even if you have one or all of these thoughts running through your mind, you also likely want to make sure your loved ones are protected and receive your hard-earned money and property if something happens to you.

These are some of the most common reasons people provide when asked why they still do not have an estate plan in place. Do not let these common roadblocks stop you from protecting yourself and your loved ones:

  1. “I don’t want to think or talk about death.” Discussions about death, dying, and illness - money and family - wills and trusts - make many people uncomfortable and even sad. Of course, that is normal. However, do not let a few minutes of feeling uncomfortable stop you from taking care of yourself and your loved ones. There’s nothing worse than realizing you need something, such as insurance, a doctor visit, or an estate plan, at a point where it’s just too late.

  1. “Now is not a good time.” We understand that everyone is busy but there will never be a better time to handle your estate plan. Life only seems to get busier as time goes on. Reach out to us, get on the calendar, and get it done. We are available for in-person and virtual appointments, and we will make the process as easy on you as possible. We even offer packages that include travel time so we can arrange to meet you at your office or home if that is easier for you.

  1. “I don’t get it.” Sometimes the law can seem confusing but we assure you that Sansone Law will answer your questions and provide explanations you understand. We will discuss your family, your friends, your fur babies, and your finances. We will review your current situation and where you plan to be down the road. We will cover who you want to provide for, what you want to provide for them, and how you want to provide it to them. We promise to do our best to translate complex legal concepts into terms you understand, and if you still feel confused, we will try to find another way to explain those concepts. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that you are comfortable with each step we take in your estate planning process.

The truth is that estate planning is not really that bad. In fact, with our help, estate planning is easy. We will talk with you about your goals and concerns, analyze your family and financial situation, and work with you to come up with a solid plan. You provide the information, which we always keep confidential, and we will take care of everything else. You just show up to sign your documents.

There is no better time than today to start the estate planning process. Give Sansone Law a call at 702-825-5550 to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation.