Interview with Chris Hall, Founder, EPNavigator

EPNavigator is a simple and affordable way to take care of your basic estate planning needs including powers of attorney, wills and trusts. I am pleased to be able to partner with EPNavigator and offer their unique resource.  Estate Planning is an important financial task that can oftentimes fall to the wayside.  With EPNavigator, you can now take care of getting your wills and trusts done from your home or office, at your convenience through a blend of technology and an estate planning attorney.  Following is an interview with Chris Hall, Founder of EPNavigator.

Why did you create EPNavigator?

According to most experts, more than 60% of Americans don’t have an estate plan. Furthermore, 10-20% of those people who do have an estate plan need to have it updated because of changes in the law or it no longer reflects their wishes accurately.

As a former financial advisor, I witnessed many situations where families were stuck in a long drawn out probate following the death of a loved one. I even saw adult children fighting for conservatorship of a incapacitated parent. This is often referred to as “living probate”. Both of these situations could have been avoided had the right documents been created in advance.

Unfortunately, a huge number of people don’t ever get around to setting up their estate plan, putting it off for a number of reasons. The most common are: I don’t have enough assets to worry about or that’s for rich people, or it’s too complicated and requires constant maintenance, or it’s too expensive. None of these are true. Whether you have accumulated a small amount or you’re very wealthy there is a need to execute certain estate planning documents. The right documents will ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event of your incapacitation or death. Without a proper estate plan you are subjecting your family to what can be a costly and stressful process where the state is effectively making these decisions for you.

We created EP Navigator to solve these challenges and change the way people get access to affordable, quality estate planning documents.

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Why should someone use EPNavigator?

Advances in technology have simplified everything from shopping to taxes. With EPNavigator, we can finally add estate planning to that list. EPNavigator’s software, along with our nationwide network of attorneys, gives customers high quality custom estate plans at a fraction of the cost of visiting an attorney. It simplifies the process while saving people time and money.

And How does EPNavigator address the issues in this article? https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/aging/articles/should-you-make-a-free-will-online

Great question! This article outlines two common options for consumers - The old option of an expensive, time consuming and sometimes complicated visit to an estate planning attorney. Or, consumers can ‘go it alone’ with a do-it-yourself service.

EPNavigator provides customers the best of both worlds by combining these two options, giving them access to the expertise of an estate planning attorney through our online software.

Our proprietary software was created by a team of estate planning attorneys and engineers and is designed to guide people through the estate planning process. Our attorneys built in a ‘logic tree’ that guides users through the process, gathering critical information about each individual's unique situation, then recommending the right documents to protect them and their beneficiaries.

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