Here's an interesting article from the New York Times. It speaks to the importance of reviewing your estate planning documents, on a periodic basis.
Although you might not necessarily need a New York estate planning lawyer to draft a will, it's sometimes wise to have one review your will. Here' s the thing-- circumstances change. As a result, things you may have put in your will once upon a time may no longer be relevant.
It's important to do a full inventory of your assets. The main reason, as any New York estate lawyer will tell you, is because sometimes, you may be unaware of the ownership of certain assets. You may believe that you are entitled to a certain asset when, in fact, you may not actually have any valid title or claim to that asset. The result might then be that your beneficiaries may be left empty handed.