Sharon Ravenscroft Estate Planning Blog
Have you provided for your loved ones?
Many of us with grown children, rely heavily on our friends and want to leave a legacy to our friends as much as our children and family. To do this, we can use a trust or even pay on death designations on accounts. "POD" accounts are useful but could create confusion if a friend is listed as a POD but our Wills leave everything to our family. Be sure that your Will references that any accounts listing a POD or designated beneficiary go to the named beneficiary, even though the Will directs other assets to go family.