Back to School.  The time of year when we realize that the summer months have flown by once again and that, yes, time is marching ahead at full speed.  It’s the time of year when we make sure the kids have the tools they need to be successful: notecards, glue stick, compass, composition books.  Even as adults, we are always learning and growing.  Do we have the tools to be successful in the School of Life?  Let’s skip the basic ABCs, and jump right into the more advanced D, E, and F of Life Planning 101:

Dream: What is your dream?  Have you been toying with finally getting a business idea off the ground? Making photography more than a hobby?  Finally opening the mechanic shop?  Incorporating the farm or creating a Family Limited Liability Partnership for the ranch?  Legacy Law Firm understands how precious these dreams are.  We specialize in dreams, from initial organization of your business to succession planning to keep your business going when you step away.  If there’s an entrepreneurial dreamer in you, we would love to help you make your dreams a reality.

Expertise: Sure, you can find a Will online for $19.99, but does that sound like a smart life planning tool?  Seeking an experienced attorney who specializes in estate planning, business planning and elder law planning is fundamental to your Life Plan.  Generic forms may not reflect your true wishes and values, and may not even be legally binding.  You want a plan that works hard for you and you should expect an attorney – even a whole team – who will work hard too and always have your best interests at heart.  We know A-Z when it comes to the ins and outs of planning.

Family: You define what family means to you.  Who do you love, who do you want to protect, what charitable organizations are you passionate about?  Your plans should reflect this – Who do you want to handle your financial and medical affairs if you are unable to, Who do you want to choose as the guardian of your child, Will you be able to afford for you and your spouse to enter the nursing home, Are mom and dad doing OK, Will your loved ones be financially stable if you aren’t here?  There’s a lot of questions when you go through the planning process, and it isn’t multiple choice.  We understand that you’ve built your life around those you love, and we would be honored to help you create a plan that mirrors your intention to love and care for the most important people in your world.

Sometimes life planning can seem like an overwhelming advanced course, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating.  By setting yourself up with the right tools and seeking an attorney who knows the ropes well, you’ll make it through with high marks.  If you plan wisely and seek a, shall we say, educated approach, you can be Most Likely to Succeed in life planning.  We at Legacy Law Firm would be honored to help you and those you love to succeed.

If you are interested in learning how we can assist you and your family with estate planning, business planning and elder law, please contact Legacy Law Firm, P.C. at (605) 275-5665 to schedule a free consultation today.

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