“What would happen to me, my family, and my money if I become incapacitated or die?”
Most of us take for granted the fact that we are healthy. Intuitively, we get up every day and go about our lives. We take our kids to school, go to work, socialize, interact with family and friends, and then go back to bed. Have you ever wonder what would happen if you can’t perform any of these activities because you become incapacitated or because you die? Does your family know what to do if the worst happen?
Incapacity and death are sensitive topics. Often, people avoid talking about them. But while it is inevitable that incapacity and death will touch our lives, you and your family can prepare to face these issues if they occur. Estate Planning is the process by which we legally tell our loved ones what to do with ourselves and our money in the event that we are incapacitated or dead. And we do so by preparing documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives.
As attorneys we see how our clients hear stories from friends or the Internet that are not true or get the wrong advice from the wrong people. We often hear from clients statements like:
- “If I don’t have a will the government will take my home or my kids”
- “I need a will to avoid probate”
- “Trusts are only for the rich”
- “I am taken care of. I got a will or power of attorney from the internet”
Either because the issue is too touchy or because they are so confused, people procrastinate and take no action. Misinformation and procrastination could be your worst enemy!
Our estate planning workshops are designed to give you clarity, dispel myths, and take action. These workshops offer an opportunity to answer questions in a relaxed atmosphere, and to learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance directives. You will be able to ask questions, interact with the audience, get to know our office and staff, and how we work.
What You Will Learn in Our Estate Planning Workshops
- How to appoint guardians for your minor children
- What happens if you die without a will? What happens if you become incapacitated and have no directives?
- How to implement a comprehensive estate plan that covers your care during incapacity and illness. Learn how good documents such as trusts, wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, and living wills may help you.
- What you need to understand in order to have an estate plan that works
- How to choose your caregivers, agents, personal representatives, and ensure that they follow your directives and wishes.
- How title ownership affects your estate plan, whether you have a will, a trust, or neither
- How to maximize the assets you leave to your children...and protect their inheritance from divorce or creditors.
- Why is it so important to understand how you own your assets
- What happens to your money if you die and you have no estate plan
- What happens to you and your money if you become incapacitated and you have no estate plan
Our workshops are FREE of charge, but seating is limited. You can reserve your spot by clicking below to RSVP, or call our office at (954) 532-9447.
We're looking forward to seeing you there!