December is a fun month of holidays, family, good cheer and food. This is true right through New Year’s Eve as we celebrate the prospect of wiping the slate clean and starting over with optimism and hope.
January 1st is often the beginning of a sobering period of self-reflection for many clients. Reality sets in, the credit card bills start collecting in the mailbox (or e-mail box), we gauge how many pounds were packed on during the holidays and some start thinking of their longer future – also known as, **gasp**, our mortality.
January is the month when I write more Wills than any other month. I can attribute this to clients’ New Year’s Resolutions of finally getting around to what had been put off for years.
Virtually all clients feel relieved when they’ve taken the steps necessary to protect their spouses and their family by writing and signing Wills and other Health Care Directives. And with the fall of the Defense of Marriage Act, this now includes members of the LGBT family.
What is entailed in effectively protecting you and your family is beyond the scope of a blog post. So my little holiday suggestion to you is to get a jump start on your New Year and make an appointment to talk to a professional now about your specific family Estate Planning needs. You’ll be glad you did.
Author Bio: Walt Blenner is a Palm Harbor personal injury attorney who is an “AV” (highest) rated by Lawyers.com and Martindale Hubbell. He has successfully represented hundreds of clients in Palm Harbor, Dunedin, New Port Richey as well as Tampa and looks forward to helping you and your family whether in the area of personal injury, estate planning or corporate representation.
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