What is Legal Life Planning?
When you took your first steps in considering an estate plan, you may be thinking of a Will, but there is so much more to planning for your life than just a Last Will and Testament. Between the time when you first create your estate plan, through the time that it is actually used, we hope that there will be many, many years, and that your life will be fruitful and bountiful. We want to help you plan for what happens between now and then.
How Does Legal Life Planning Benefit Me
A legal life includes more than just your will. It can include a living trust that will take care of your family throughout your lifetime. It will include your power of attorney and your health care directives so that you will always be taken care of no matter what. It also includes you Family Action Plan, which is an emergency response plan that will guide your family in the event of an emergency. The best time to plan for an emergency is when there isn’t one and we’re here to guide you in making those decisions.
- Planning ahead to save your loved ones. They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and a stitch in time saves nine (and an untold other number of pithy sayings about the benefits of planning). The best way to show your family how much you love them, is by showing them that you have taken care of things during your lifetime so they can take care of your when you are no longer able to. By making financial and health care decisions today, you will save your loved one a lot angst in the future.
- It empowers you. By making decisions today, you are taking control of a situation at some unknown time in the future when you may be out of control. You can make decisions about the medical treatment you would like to receive, how you want a loved one to handle your finances, and take care of your business. By making this decisions, you are empowering yourself during a time when you won’t be able to make decisions.