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We are all unique. Your childhood experiences were different than your best friend’s, your job duties are different, your family situations are different, and so on. It turns out we are not all the same. That is why estate planning is an individualized process and cannot really be accomplished with the standardized DIY tools found on the internet.

You may be single, married, have children or not. The one common denominator is that you truly and deeply care about the people in your life and you want to make things as easy as possible for them, if and when something happens to you.

Your wealth is not measured just by the dollars in the bank, but also by the well-being of the people that you love.

To read up on the specifics of estate planning based on your situation, check out our Services page.

Click on a button below to see more information on your particular family situation.
 

Single Parents

You have the primary responsibility for ensuring the well-being and care of your children. If something happens to you while they are minors, you want to ensure that you have made the decision about who cares for them, and how.

In the most ideal scenario, your child’s other parent would be suitable to take custody of your child if you cannot be there, but in many cases that is not possible. Even if it is, you may want the financial resources you are leaving behind to be cared for by someone other than your former spouse or partner.

No matter what the scenario, as a single parent (whether your child’s other parent is in the picture or not), you need to take the steps necessary to legally document who you would want raising your child, how you would want your child raised, and how you want your assets handled for your child, in case anything happens to you.

We know you are busy and promise to make the process as simple and easy for you as possible. Click here to see just how easy it can be.

To get started right away, click here to schedule an appointment online. You may also call our office at 817-479-0076 to schedule an appointment.

Married With Children

In 10 minutes, this FREE website will help you protect your kids if something unthinkable happens to you prior to creating your formal estate plan. Think of it as the first step to ensuring your kids are raised by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what.

YES! I LOVE MY KIDS

When you are married with children, estate planning is usually pretty straightforward. You want your spouse making decisions for you if you are incapacitated, and you want to make sure your assets go to your spouse when you die, and then to your children after your spouse is gone.

Seems simple, right?

If it were, our probate courts would not be clogged with the impact of the complexity of money and family. There would not be $58 Billion (with a B) in assets in the State Departments of Unclaimed Property across the United States.

There are a myriad of questions that need to be answered to ensure that your family stays out of Court and out of conflict, in the event of your incapacity or death. There are also some tactical specifics that need to happen to ensure your assets do not end up lost to the State Department of Unclaimed Property because your family overlooks something when you cannot be there to guide them.

If you are in a second (or third or more) marriage situation with children from a prior marriage (a “blended family”), well it becomes even more difficult to keep the people you love out of conflict if you do not plan ahead.

Most of all, your wealth is not measured just by the dollars in your bank account, but also by the well-being of the people that you love. You care enough to get your estate planning handled so that your family will stay out of Court and out of conflict, no matter what.

We know you are busy and promise to make the process as simple and easy for you as possible. Click here to see just how easy it can be.

To get started right away, click here to schedule an appointment online. You may also call our office at 817-479-0076 to schedule an appointment.

Blended Families

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If you are in a second (or third, or more) marriage, and you have children from a prior marriage, you must engage in estate planning that will keep the people you love out of conflict.

No matter how close or friendly you think your new spouse and your children are, there is simply an unavoidable, inherent conflict between them upon your death.

Having said that, this conflict can be mitigated and you can ensure that the people you love most – your new spouse and your children – will each be well-taken care of with the most ease possible.

You can even take actions to support their being on the same team with each other in a time of grief.

It does take planning though, and we are well-trained and highly skilled in planning for the needs of blended families.

If you are in a second (or third, or more) marriage, contact us for a Family Wealth Planning Session so we can look together at everything you own, and everyone you love. We will look at what would happen to all of it when something happens to you. Then you can get informed, educated, and empowered to make the right planning decisions for the people you love.

Life Partners With or Without Children

In 10 minutes, this FREE website will help you protect your kids if something unthinkable happens to you prior to creating your formal estate plan. Think of it as the first step to ensuring your kids are raised by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what.

YES! I LOVE MY KIDS

In so many ways, estate planning is most important for you when you are not married, but have a life partner in your life. If you have children together, well it is exponentially more important for you to get your estate planning handled right.

The law does not protect your partner if you are not married, period. It does not matter if you are engaged or intend to get married. You have to take action yourself to ensure that you will have access to your loved one’s hospital bedside, and that your unmarried loved one will have access to you, if you are hospitalized.

If you do not take action, it is very likely that the person you love most in the world could be blocked from being with you in an accident and denied the ability to make health care decisions for you. He or she will have no say in deciding what you are nourished with, or determining who gets to see you, and these are just the healthcare issues.

Without the protection of estate planning, the person you love most in the world could be thrown out of your house, ejected from your business, or locked out of your finances.

If you have children together, they could even be taken out of your partners care.

Estate planning when you are unmarried is not optional. It is truly a matter of life and death for the people that you love most.

We know you are busy and promise to make the process as simple and easy for you as possible. Click here to see just how easy it can be.

To get started right away, click here to schedule an appointment online. You may also call our office at 817-479-0076 to schedule an appointment.

Those Without Children

You do not have children, but you do have a spouse, partner, or other loved ones. You want to ensure things are as easy for them as possible if and when something happens to you.

You want to pass on what you have worked so hard for your entire life, and do it in a way that helps your loved ones know and feel your love just when they will need it the most.

On top of that, and maybe even more importantly, you want to choose who will receive what you have worked so hard to create, and also ensure that your “chosen family” will be able to care for and love you in the event that you are incapacitated and cannot make healthcare decisions for yourself.

Your wealth is not measured just by the dollars in your bank account, but also by the well-being of the people that you love. You care enough to get your estate planning handled so that your loved ones will not get stuck in court and in conflict when you become incapacitated or die.

We know you are busy and promise to make the process as simple and easy for you as possible. Click here to see just how easy it can be.

To get started right away, click here to schedule an appointment online. You may also call our office at 817-479-0076 to schedule an appointment.

We look forward to getting to know you, and keeping your family out of Court and out of conflict.

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