Make estate planning a priority.

It’s that time of year.  We are all in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season.  Everyone is busy planning for parties, family gatherings and other events.  This year, while you are planning for the Holidays and making your New Year’s resolutions, resolve to plan for your future.  Take a minute to think about the important things in your life.  Think about who will care for your children if something should happen to you or your spouse.  Decide who will take care of your business affairs if you can’t.  Determine who will make medical decisions for you in the event you can’t make them for yourself.  Also, decide who you want to settle your affairs should the unthinkable happen.

There are specific documents that provide guidance and direction for your loved ones.  These documents make your wishes known when you can’t speak for yourself.  While you may tell those you’ve chosen to raise your children, or pay your bills if you can’t, your words are not enough.  This written documentation removes all doubt that you have chosen the people you feel are the best to take care of your family and your affairs. 

 So, as you prepare for 2016, resolve to make your plan for the future.