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When your spouse objects to creating an estate plan

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2019 | Estate Planning

Setting up an estate plan can be tricky for different reasons, whether you have difficulty naming beneficiaries or even deciding which type of estate plan you should go with. In some instances, people may even have uncertainty about the very idea of creating an estate plan, or their spouse may disagree with this decision. It is important to approach the estate planning process carefully, and you should discuss relevant matters with your spouse if they will be included in your estate plan.

There are number of reasons why someone may object to their spouse or partner setting up an estate plan. Even though this can be an excellent financial decision, especially when it comes to preparing for the future, some people do not like to think about these issues. Moreover, some people may feel as if estate planning is a stressful process and they cannot handle these concerns at this time. For example, someone may be overwhelmed with work, and they may want to spend more time with their spouse during the creation of a will or trust.

Fortunately, there are various ways in which people can simplify the estate planning process, and this could help you convince your spouse that this is the right move. For example, you can speak with an experienced legal professional to gain a better understanding of your options and which route will suit you best. Moreover, you do not need to rush through the estate planning process, and once you have a plan in place both you and your spouse may benefit from peace of mind.