Today is the day to celebrate love! Therefore, I am certain you’re wondering what in the world estate planning and Valentine’s Day have in common.
Surely an estate plan isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of February 14th. But, do you realize that both estate planning and Valentine’s Day are all about love?
We generally express our affection to somebody on Valentine’s Day by giving candy, flowers, dinner or perhaps a trip to the spa. As amazing as these gifts are, they are short-lived.
When you plan your estate, you’re showing your entire family that you love them so much you would like to save them the tension and strife that often materializes when someone dies.
But, do you realize that estate planning is a great deal more than planning for one’s passing? It’s also planning for potential incapacity. Did you know that you’re much more likely to become disabled for an elongated time period than you are to die tomorrow?
Periods of death and disability can be very stressful for a family. Planning helps to alleviate this stress. Estate planning documents provide your entire household with advice on WHAT needs to be done and WHO should do it.
So now, when you express your affection to that special someone, please purchase the flowers, candy, spa trip, and dinner, but most importantly, invest in their long-term security by putting your estate in order.