Board games are a free, fun way to hang out with family and friends. With the challenging economic times, more families are playing games. And guess what? Estate planning can be like a game! Which kind of game depends on you…
Bridge Seems like a game for older people. Some people feel the same way about estate planning.
Solitaire No need to round up more players, just grab a deck (or click a mouse) and you’re ready. Some people like to do planning by themselves. Too bad these “do-it-yourself” plans often end up creating more work for attorneys like me.
Monopoly With our busy lives, who has the time? Some people just can’t find the time to protect their legacy with proper planning.
Trivial Pursuit All the rage in the 80’s and a good game to humble even the best of us. Some put off planning because their lack of legal knowledge makes them feel dumb. But isn’t that why you hire the attorney?
Sorry A game the entire family can play! Planning should be like this, with family discussions about what is most important in life. Kids who understand their parents’ plan will have much less stress when something happens.
Chutes & Ladders Some people think of planning as something so boring it ranks 2 steps below a root canal (or this popular children’s game). Most of my clients are surprised that our planning meetings are so enjoyable and go much quicker than they expect.
Mousetrap Remember those games that look fun but are just too much trouble? Some put off calling me because they think planning is so complicated they won’t know what to do. The reality? You already possess all the knowledge you need, and I will help you make the best choices that fit your family.
“We don’t play games.” Sooner or later, your family will have to play the estate planning game. If you don’t plan ahead for your death or disability, your family will miss out.
Get in the game! Call us to RSVP for a Truth about Estate Planning Workshop or set an appointment at (217) 726-9200.