If you don’t have an estate plan, you risk putting your family through some unnecessary difficulties, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal in "Estate planning can save your family plenty of money and heartache later."
Not having an estate plan means that your family will ultimately have to deal with everything you leave behind, including what happens with your assets. They will have to sort out your belongings and decide where everything should go.
They will also have to pay for the probate process to make sure that it is all done legally.
When your family has to pay and make decisions about your estate because you did not do so, it can cost them plenty of pain, time, and money.
An estate planning attorney can guide you in creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances and may well spare your family difficulties in the future.
Reference: Las Vegas Review-Journal (Feb. 27, 2017) "Estate planning can save your family plenty of money and heartache later."