Every year you should go to the doctor to get a physical, see how you’re doing and if there are any changes that need to be made in your life. All of this is for the betterment of your health. In this respect, wouldn’t you do the same when it comes to an estate plan? Think about it like this: There are 365 days in a year. That’s 8,760 hours; 525,600 minutes; 3.154e+7 seconds. If the numbers don’t tell you that’s a lot, just think about how much can change within that time.

Much like your diet and health, you can change the estate plan as you see fit. Maybe someone has strained their relationship to the point where they’re taken out of the plan. Or maybe someone has found their way into someone else’s life and now that someone wants that person involved with the estate plan. That’s why it’s never a bad thing to check your estate on an annual basis. You can make the changes needed to better reflect the estate.