Planning Your Estate Near the Top of the List of New Year’s Resolutions

Since 2012 has just arrived, New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. According to Forbes, there are 12 resolutions we should all make – and “plan your estate” is number two.
 
 
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Feb. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- Newport Beach, CA, February 2, 2012 – Since 2012 has just arrived, New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. According to Forbes, there are 12 resolutions we should all make – and “plan your estate” is number two.  Currently 69% of US families don’t even have a will to care for their children if they died today. California Estate Planning and Probate Attorney Darlynn Morgan, of Morgan Law Group, is urging local families to make this a priority this year.

Orange County Estate Planning Attorney Darlynn Morgan noted that estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management.  More than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death.  This costs many families wasted dollars and unnecessary hardship that can be minimized with proper planning.

As to planning your estate, the author of the article recognizes that we never know when we might need estate planning documents, and that these are “notoriously easy to procrastinate so it’s good to get them out of the way.”

The complete listing of resolutions can be seen below:
1.   Set goals;
2.   Plan your estate;
3.   Check your credit;
4.   See where your money is going;
5.   See where you can cut back;
6.   Make sure you have the right amount of insurance;
7.   Build an emergency fund;
8.   See if you can refinance your debt;
9.   Pay down bad debt;
10.   Get on track for retirement;
11.   Consider saving for education;
12.   Make sure your investment portfolio is properly diversified.

The full article, 12 Financial Resolutions for 2012, is available online at http://www.forbes.com/sites/financialfinesse/2011/12/28/1....

For more information on estate planning and Newport Beach attorney, Darlynn Morgan, and Morgan Law Group, please visit her press page at http://www.morganlawgroup.com/in-the-press or call (949) 260-1400.

ABOUT DARLYNN MORGAN – California Will and Trust Attorney
OC Trusts Lawyer Darlynn Morgan and Morgan Law Group is a Southern California Probate Attorney / Estate Planning Lawyer / Wills & Living Trusts Law Firm Serving: Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego & all of Southern California

Southern California probate law firm Morgan Law Group, serves all cities in Orange County, including: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa Island, Brea, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, as well as estate planning in Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, and estate planning and probate in Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, and estate planning and probate law firm information in Orange, OC, Placentia, Rancho San Margarita, Rossmoor, San Clemente, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.  

Orange County California probate law firm Morgan Law Group, serves all cities in Los Angeles.  

For more information about Estate Planning Lawyer Darlynn Morgan or her recent nomination, call: 949.260.1400 or visit www.MorganLawGroup.com.
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