Moving. It’s part headache, part excitement, and full of new things. If you’re unpacking boxes and come across your estate plan, you might ask, “What should I do with this now that I’ve moved?”
If you’re wondering if you need to make any changes to your estate plan, read below to learn what should be done so your family can stay protected after your big move.
Moving across town? Here’s what you need to do:
- Update your estate planning attorney with your new address! This is important for them to have on file.
- Make sure your new house is properly titled. Not sure if your home should be in your trust? We can help figure this out with you. Give us a call!
- Have an estate plan audit. This big life change, like many others, means it’s time to take a look at your current plan.
Moving states? Welcome to your new home! Here are some things to be aware of:
- Each state has different laws. Which means the way your plan was set up in Tennessee or California will be different than what Michigan or Florida requires!
- Look at who is involved in your estate plan. If you’ve moved states, is the person who is listed as your power of attorney still a reasonable option?
- Same goes for the guardian of your minor children. If you’ve moved states, you’ll want to make sure your children are taken care of where they’re most comfortable. Updating your plan with the right guardians for your children prevents them from being uprooted in a time of grief.
Moving and have NO plan yet?
- Now is the perfect time to get your estate plan together! It’s never too late to feel protected for the future and all the changes life can bring.
Alles Law is here to make sure you feel comfortable in your new home, whether it’s on the other side of town or across the country. Schedule a free consultation with our team to have an audit of your existing estate plan or design one for the first time!