17 Oct National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 17-23, 2011

National Estate Planning Awareness Week,  October 17-23, 2011 

Jacqueline Ferris MacLaren, Esq. of  MacLaren Law LLC announces today that she is joining her colleagues in a public relations campaign to showcase National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 17-23, 2011.

According to a 2010 industry trends survey of estate planners conducted by WealthCounsel, nearly 70% of the respondents indicated that Americans fail to plan because they lack awareness
as to why they should.  MacLaren is passionate about building awareness of the importance of thoughtful planning and is committed to educating the public about the negative onsequences of what can happen to one’s loved ones when the proper documents are not in place.

MacLaren noted that estate planning is one of the most overlooked areas of personal financial management.  More than 120 million Americans do not have proper estate plans to protect themselves or their families in the event of sickness, accidents, or untimely death.  This costs many families wasted dollars and unnecessary hardship that can be minimized with proper planning.

In 2008, the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils (NAEPC) worked with Congress to pass a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning
Awareness Week.  The resolution noted that “Many Americans are unaware that lack of estate planning and financial illiteracy may cause their assets to be disposed of to unintended parties by default through the complex process of probate.”

About MacLaren Law LLC

MacLaren Law LLC specializes in all areas of estate planning, including asset protection, charitable planning, business succession planning, and estate planning for farm families. For more information, please visit our website at www.maclarenlaw.net  or call 614-855-6527.