No one likes getting junk mail. Our mailboxes overflow with fliers and letters from companies we’ve never heard of, don’t do business with and will never do business with under any circumstances. It gets even worse that companies we do business with once will see that as an opportunity to send us mail for the rest of our lives. However, sometimes, what we initially think of as junk mail is actually an important piece of information that we need. If you take your pet to a vet, then you should be glad that your vet sends you a notice when your pet needs another booster shot. Your estate planning attorney will sometimes send you mail for a similar reason: your estate plan needs a booster shot.
Estate law changes. The plan that you made years ago might have been great at the time, but a subsequent change in the law can make it disastrous. Your attorney monitors the changes in the law and sends you mail when significant changes are made that you need to know about. This lets you know that you need to review your plan and make sure that it still does what you want it to do. So, don’t treat those letters from your estate planning attorney as junk mail.