Every year, at the start of the year, many of us make New Year’s resolutions. We think about the things we want to be different in our lives, and we resolve that we’re going to change them. For some of us, this actually results in life changes every year. For most of us, we have the best of intentions, but life gets busy, or challenges come up, and by February our resolutions are a thing of the past. Personally, I’m resolving to make more time for creativity in 2021—dust off my keyboard, do some more crafts and artwork with my kids. You can ask me in a few weeks what we’ve created, and we’ll see how it goes. I’m pretty sure my 1st grader and preschooler are resolving to find a way to get me to bake more cookies in 2021.
During this season of life, where everyone is trying to figure out a new “normal,” adjust to changing circumstances, and make their way through new challenges, taking care of the ones you love seems to be pretty central to many people’s thoughts. Here at Family Estate Planning Law Group, we’re thinking about that too—taking care of our own families, and how we can continue to help you take care of yours. We recently came across a newsletter from Dianne Savastano at Healthassist, one of the many great organizations in our network of referrals, that contains a lot of information we thought might be helpful to our clients regarding caring for and protecting their families and loved ones (we encourage you to read it for yourself here).
In case your life is slightly less inundated with Disney than mine and you missed this epic event, Frozen 2 came out recently. As the parent of two preschool-aged children, I can’t “escape it anymore.” Even our favorite brand of bread has pictures of Frozen on it. So, as you can imagine, I have been listening to “Let It Go” performed by Idina Menzel quite a lot recently. Right about now you might be wondering, what does Frozen possibly have to do with estate planning? That’s an excellent question; thanks for asking.