For so much of our lives, we’re focused on what’s next: What grades our kids are going into, how we want to advance in our work, and always with an eye on the calendar and the ever-approaching holiday seasons. Advanced planning rarely comes to mind unless prompted by an event.
Oftentimes, it’s an uncomfortable exercise for many people to sit and think about “what’s next” regarding their families and other responsibilities after they die. Before that happens, there are also essential aspects to consider, such as health care and end-of-life decisions, which is why advanced planning (or estate planning) is so important.
You might think, “I’m young and healthy, and my kids are young and healthy; why would I need to protect my estate?” As we all know, there’s no guessing what curveballs life may throw at us, and the last thing you’d want is to be left without a plan if the worst were to happen to you and your family.
Who would care for your children? Do you have a plan to protect their futures if you can’t be there to ensure it? What about your legacy, donations, and the assets you’ve worked for your whole life? Where do those go? What about if you’re injured and can’t make medical decisions for yourself, and your children are too young or too far away to do so?
At Terrazas Henkel P.C., we work with our clients personally to find out what’s important to them and what’s worth protecting. It’s not the most comfortable train of thought in the world to sit down and talk about, but the peace of mind you’ll feel once your plans are in place will let you enjoy your time.
Our dedicated attorneys can talk to you about wills and trusts, powers of attorney, real estate transfers, estate and trust administration, and your charitable giving and gifts. We want to use our expertise to find the planning tools that work best for you and give you that peace of mind we all deserve. Give our team a call today at 406-541-2550.