Article written by AWD LAW Attorney Stephen Thompson
Fences make good neighbors. They keep the peace and promote harmony. They clearly delineate the boundary and give each side a clear indication of their property rights. No, this isn’t an article about real property boundaries (important, but for another day). Instead, this is an article about planning your estate. Similar to a fence, a clearly articulated estate plan is designed to keep the peace, promote harmony and give family members, creditors and other interested parties a clear statement of their respective rights, obligations and duties. And, the well-drafted estate plan will also save considerable costs, delays, aggravation and uncertainty.