There are many false impressions out there about creating an estate plan. However, estate planning does not have to be a painful process, according to The New York Times in "What It Was Like To Finally Write My Will."
The author of the piece discovered that creating an estate plan was not very difficult at all. The key thing that he did was to get a recommendation for a qualified estate planning attorney from a friend. He then went to that attorney and told the attorney what he wanted to do.
The attorney discussed the author’s options and the author was able to work with the attorney to determine what the best course of action would be for his unique circumstances. The attorney then implemented the plan and the author just needed to go back to the attorney's office a few weeks later to sign his estate planning documents.
Carefully choosing an experienced estate planning attorney often makes the estate planning process go smoothly.
Reference: New York Times (April 3, 2018) "What It Was Like To Finally Write My Will."