5 Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Overlooking an important step or making a blunder can derail all your careful planning, leaving your heirs and beneficiaries with a headache-inducing challenge.

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It goes without saying that everyone should have an estate plan. Whether you write out a simple will or work with a probate specialist to create a detailed and elaborate trust, the more thought and care you put into your plans, the better the outcome will be for your heirs and beneficiaries.

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Jack R. Hales Jr., J.D.
Founder and Partner, Hales & Sellers PLLC

Jack Hales is a founding partner at Hales & Sellers PLLC and is board-certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law. Hales primarily focuses on areas of estate planning and probate, including representation of executors, fiduciaries and beneficiaries in uncontested and contested estate and trust matters.