By Lorie L. Burch, Owner and Founding Attorney of Burch Law
Maybe that sounds like a wild question, but that is the same type of risk you are taking by going one more day without a Will or estate plan to take care of your kids. In all my years of doing this work, I have yet to find someone who didn’t think having this planning was important. And yet, it’s a constant battle to help people understand the urgency of doing this NOW.
So think about that question, what would it be like to go one week without putting your child in a car seat? All the school drop offs and pick-ups, all the running errands. Would you just throw them in the back? NO? Why not? The great likelihood is that you won’t get into an accident, so it’s not a huge risk, is it? But if you’re like most people, there is no way you would take these risks. So I ask you, why are you going to go one more day without getting your Will and estate plan in place?
Putting off this planning is gambling with your family’s well-being. If not now, when will be the right time? Are you waiting for life to be more settled? To be able to afford to do it the right way? What do you do when you have an unexpected home repair or car maintenance? Or your washer and dryer go out? Do you wait? How do you pay for an emergency? The only difference there is that if you pass away, there is no do over or chance to get the planning done then. It is too late and you’ve left a mess.
It’s never too early to plan, but it definitely can be too late. And no one should have to plan for a loss while experiencing one. Having a Will or Estate Plan may not seem like it is urgent. Until it is. Ask yourself, why wouldn’t you get this done now? Let us help you get started TODAY!
Because if you don’t have a Will, the state of Texas has one for you!