How Estate Planning Can Help You Dream About Your Future from Austin Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen

Estate Planning Dream

A dream without a plan is simply a wish. Estate planning is not just about death and taxes — it puts you in the driver’s seat of your financial life, allowing you to set achievable goals. It is a great opportunity to focus on the legacy you want to leave behind for loved ones and your community, help you avoid the expense and delay of probate, as well as help you save on taxes.

Husband with Alzheimer’s Proposed to Wife of 38 Years, and They Married Again. From Austin Texas Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen.

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Michael Joyce has Alzheimer’s and suffers from memory loss. The disease had progressed so much that he forgot he was married to his wife, Linda Joyce, of 38 years. However, he had not forgotten that he was in love with her. Recently, Michael asked Linda to marry him, again. Instead of telling him they were already married, Linda said “Of course I will.” To her surprise, the next morning Michael woke up and asked, “So, when are we doing this?”

Four Reasons Why Estate Planning Isn’t Just for the Top 1 Percent by Austin Texas Estate Planning Lawyer Liz Nielsen

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There is a common misconception that estate plans are only for the ultra-rich – the top 1 percent, 10%, 20%, or some other arbitrary determination of “enough” money. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. People at all income and wealth levels can benefit from a comprehensive estate plan. Sadly, many have not sat down to put their legal house in order.