Some might say I’m a passionate person.
That’s really just a nice way of saying that I have strong opinions (and I’m good at arguing, according to my husband). After years of seeing plenty of legal injustice and being frustrated that I couldn’t help, I decided to go to law school.
I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives and I especially wanted to protect my family. I was naturally drawn to the practice of estate planning because of its positive nature and ability to impact people.
You might be wondering how estate planning could be positive; let me share.
When most people think of estate planning, they’re thinking that it’s only for the rich and (typically) the aging. What they don’t realize is that estate planning is really about leaving a legacy – no matter how big or small – and ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of should you pass unexpectedly.
This is especially important to me when it comes to kids and their families.
Even though I don’t have children myself due to circumstances in my life, I have had the privilege of helping with my sister’s kids (and now grandkids), and now the children of my best friend. I am fiercely protective of them (a surrogate momma bear if you will) and the thought of them not being taken care of, or having “the system” take them away if something were to happen to their parents, is terrifying.
The more I learned in my legal studies, the more I saw this gap, this great chasm if you will, between traditional estate planning and what people like you really need.
This gap could land your children in foster care, put a stranger in charge of their inheritance (who will take fees for that service), and leave your estate vulnerable to predators even if you have a will in place. Solving this is not something you can do on your own or through “traditional” law practices.
You need someone that can act as a guardian of your legacy, who deeply understands estate law and can be your trusted advisor in the process of protecting your family.
I have made it my mission to obliterate this gap for my clients—guarantee their children stay in the care of people they know and trust, ensure funds are available for the immediate care of their children, and safeguard their values, beliefs, stories, and experiences!
If this gap is as alarming to you as it was to me, I encourage you to call and schedule a Guard Your Legacy Planning session with me, designed for people just like you.