‘Tis the season to go shopping! The magic of the Christmas season can become less than magical when you’re shopping for a parent who seemingly has everything. That makes this an ideal season to give your parents the gift of estate planning. Gift baskets, figurines and stocking stuffers simply don’t compare to the peace of mind estate planning offers. It’s a gift your parents will truly appreciate.
Consider making Christmas 2017 the year you present your mother and father with a gift they can put to good use. Grissom Law’s estate planning experts have the expertise and experience to help your parents plan for expected life events and many of the unforeseen occurrences that get in the way of everyday life. Take time right now to get together with your siblings and discuss giving your parents this valuable gift – which, in truth, is invaluable.
Here’s what your parents will receive with this peace-of-mind gift:
- A Will or Trust
- A Durable Power of Attorney
- Advance Directives for Healthcare
The first part of this gift, the Will or Trust, will ensure your parent’s material and intangible possessions are passed along in exactly the manner they wish. The second part of the gift, a Durable Power of Attorney, allows them to select and appoint someone they trust manage their financial affairs should they become incapable of doing so on their own. The third and final part of estate planning, the Advanced Directives for Healthcare has three important and distinct functions.
- Your parents can appoint someone to make healthcare decisions on their behalf
- Your parents can make their treatment preferences clear in the unfortunate event they are stricken with a terminal illness or left in a state of permanent unconsciousness
- Your parents can designate the person who will serve as their guardian in the event it becomes necessary
As you can see, this gift is ideal for parents – and the adult children who love them and want to respect their wishes. No matter how you package it, peace of mind is always welcome. You can make this a very merry Christmas by contacting Grissom Law, one of Georgia’s leading estate planning firms, today, and giving your parents the gift they didn’t even know they wanted – until they received it.
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