Pop culture presents estate planning as a singular event where you sign the dotted line in a will and move on with your life. Then after you die, as daytime soap operas portray, there is dramatic reading of your last will and testament by your attorney that results in family drama. This makes for great television, but a terrible real-life experience.
What the pop culture view of estate planning lacks is humanity. The focus on documents and on merely scribbling your signature a few times confuses people into thinking that’s all they need to do. It sucks the life out of estate planning. If you look at the word estate, it is an all-encompassing term referring to everything that you have. What you have is the result of your life. This is why estate planning is truly about your life and everything that you have accumulated throughout it, from your family and relationships to your assets. Estate planning is more than just documents; it’s about taking care of you, and it’s about taking care of your family. This all sounds rather human wouldn’t you say? In order to put the humanity back into estate planning, we need to look at it from a different perspective. In so many blogs we write about what good estate planning looks like, but I want to take a moment today to step back and tell you that estate planning is purely human.
When you come into Family Estate Planning Law Group to draft your estate plan, we don’t just sit you down and have you fill in the blanks of a template. We don’t lock you into a one size fits all approach. We spend time getting to know you, your family, and your wishes in order to begin the process of not only crafting your estate plan but also building a lasting relationship with you and your loved ones. Our process centers on you. We make sure that you are heard and able to protect your family in the best way that you see fit. Yes, we have the technical legal knowledge, but you’re not coming just for that. Documents and legal knowledge are all just tools. You’re coming to take care of your family and to gain peace of mind and assurance that this will be the case. We’re here to come alongside you and give you the guidance and advice you need to do so.
Ready to protect your family with an estate plan that centers of your loved ones and your goals? Schedule your complimentary consultation today! Our team is ready to show you the human side of estate planning.