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Estate Planning

Estate planning today requires more than just a will to protect your needs and wishes in the event of a death or disabling event. From designated beneficiary forms to essential legal documents, The JL Smith Group provides coordination with the appropriate legal professionals to help develop and/or keep these items up-to-date and aligned with your financial plan.

As part of the organization process, The JL Smith Group offers an exclusive personal Family Estate OrganizerTM binder, which serves as a practical resource to organize your financial life for you and your loved ones. This organizer can contain all of your relevant legal documents and financial information in a single, protected place. Your organizer can include living wills, tax returns, beneficiary-designation forms, powers of attorney, even usernames and passwords to your financial accounts.

To help you begin organizing your estate, one aspect of our comprehensive estate planning will guide you through a series of vital questions such as:

  • Do I have a will and has it been updated?
  • Is a living trust right for me?
  • What are my health care directives?
  • Have I named a power of attorney to handle finances and property
  • Have I made arrangements to plan for and cover funeral expenses?
  • Have I updated all of my insurance policies? 

Once your estate is in place, the holistic advisors at The JL Smith Group will regularly review your estate plan to ensure all of the information is updated and working in conjunction with the other aspects of your comprehensive financial plan.

Call (440) 934-9181 or contact The JL Smith Group to learn more today!