I have a friend whose father recently passed away. She misses her dad terribly. Worse, her father didn’t have a will. She’s stuck dealing with the nutcase ex and the legal system, from several thousand miles away. It’s costly, dramatic and frankly, devastating. And, we held a fundraiser last year for a Kristy Kaplon, a young mother who was pregnant with twins. Her husband, Brian, was shot and killed by his best friend. He had no will. Can you imagine the hell that she went through?
When the MomsLA gals approached me about doing this sponsored post about estate planning, I jumped at the chance to share some wisdom about planning for the future with y’all.
There are a million reasons not to put together a will and/or estate plan. My friend Kim Tracy Prince covered this subject a while ago. The first reason that I hear frequently from people is that it’s expensive to put together a plan for the future. Let me tell you this – you know nothing about expense until you have to deal with the legal system in a probate situation. It’s extremely unkind to do to your children and loved ones. If you don’t do it now, they will have to go through hell later. And never mind when there are small children involved… if you don’t have a will set up when you have children, I honestly believe it’s neglectful. Enough preaching from me. I’m not the expert.
Meet Sona Tatiyants, an Estate Planning Attorney, who talks about why you need a will or an estate plan:
And here’s some information on what happens to your kids if something were to happen to you: (In other words, why you need to get up off the couch and make a plan, Stan.)
Right now you are either feeling smug or scared. Which is it?
Smug? Then you’ve gotta plan. Yay you!
Scared? You need a will and an estate plan. It’s doable. Very doable. Just get it done. Your loved ones will be thankful that you did. And so will you.
For more information, check out Sona Tatiyants, Los Angeles Estate Planning Attorney’s website. Or, find her on Facebook or Twitter.
* This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Sona Tatiyants, Estate Planning Attorney, and MomsLA.com.
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