Can you remember the day your first child was born? Do you remember the joy as you brought that little person into your home. Did you ever think that you could love so much?
Indeed, I think becoming a parent truly forces us to examine our lives and to reevaluate our values.
Most parents I know would do just about anything for their children.
And yet, (and I include myself in this statement), we too often forget to effectively plan for the (thankfully unlikely) event that we might not be here tomorrow.
I remember when our oldest child was 2 and my husband and I went on a trip to New York from California (a few short months after 9/11 no less!). As a lawyer, I hastily put together a handwritten guardianship form indicating who we wanted to raise our son if something should happen to us. Yet, in retrospect, this one page document left too many things unsaid and failed to take into account the short term and the long term.
What would happen in the short term?
What about financial resources?
What about instructions about how we wanted our son raised?
There is so much more to effective planning than just a guardianship nomination.
In fact, there are six common mistakes that people tend to make!
I’m excited to announce that we will be offering a couple of free legal seminars:7 “7 Steps to Ensure Your Kids Are Protected Were Something to Happen to You” here in San Diego on November 5, 2009 and on November 7, 2009.
Make sure your kids are protected and provided for were something to happen to you with our Kids protection planning seminars. These seminars are absolutely free and you bring the kids to play at either JW Tumbles (a children’s gym) or Pump It Up “the inflatable party zone.” Free food and fun and a free legal seminar to learn the 7 easy steps you need to take to protect your kids.
Hope to see you there.
Leave Your Legacy,