Since you implemented your estate plan five years ago, you got divorced and remarried, sold your house and bought a boat to live on, sold your business and invested the money that provides you with enough income so you no longer have to work, and reconciled with your estranged daughter.
This scenario may look more like fantasy than reality, but imagine how these major changes over a five-year period may affect your estate plan.
And that's without considering changes in tax laws, the stock market, the economic climate, or other external factors. After all, if the only constant is change, it isn't unreasonable to speculate that your wishes have changed, the advantages you sought have eroded or vanished, or even that new opportunities now exist that could offer a better value for your estate. A periodic review can give you peace of mind.
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