How many times have a spouse or heirs been totally shocked, disappointed and/or devastated, first by the loss of a loved one, and second by the fact that the loved one did not prepare a will, a trust for the estate and probably the worst of all negligence, no living will.
In many cases, this confusion, disappointment, financial stress and potential conflict could have been avoided easily with what we at McLeod Fraser & Cone refer to as Life Planning.™
Some people have “to-do” lists, and many have no plans at all. As Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”
The problem with not planning is that the deceased obviously suffers no more, but those left behind without instruction often continue to suffer, not only grief, but eventual confusion and frustration.
A Living Will, enacted before a person is deceased, simply makes known the person’s specific wishes and commands regarding prolonged medical treatments in the event the person loses their faculties and are no longer cognizant.
Wills, Trusts & Estates
In our lives we amass one or two things of value. One is treasure, and the other is wealth.
Treasure may be worth very little monetarily, but as its owner, you should want to decide who will inherit your treasure.
Wealth is monetary, and, as its owner, you need to decide who will benefit and how.
Thus, it is a very simple planning process that develops into a very personal and specific guide prepared by McLeod Fraser & Cone.
There may be a combination of wills, trusts and estates which may include a living will. But once prepared, and duly held and recorded, you have the comfort and confidence of McLeod Fraser & Cone’s Life Planning.™
No matter which side of an inheritance or an estate you’re on, sit down with one of our attorneys at McLeod Fraser & Cone.
If you come and visit us at McLeod Fraser & Cone, and allow us to set up your Life Planning,™ you can avoid many problems in the future.