I was in a networking meeting the other afternoon with about a dozen or so other business women. We were all discussing what we do, asking questions about each other’s expertise, and doing our best to support each other. We all know how important it is to look after one another in this time.
One of the women in the group mentioned that on their walk the previous week, their husband had posed the question, ”What if something happens to us- we don’t have a will!”
This is something that’s going through a lot of people’s heads these days. Suddenly, we’re all faced with the reality of our own mortality, and it can be scary to look around and suddenly realise that we never finished writing that will, that we haven’t named guardians for our children, we don’t have an attorney in place should our health fail or we’re unable to leave the house or make decisions for ourselves. Suddenly, a lot of us are feeling scared.
Not knowing is frightening. Living through a pandemic is frightening. But staying indoors, washing our hands, and listening to the experts is an excellent antidote to fear. (Check out some of my FAQ videos if something’s playing on your mind.)
Without a will, the local authority will decide who inherits your assets and who looks after your children. Without the proper powers of attorney, your spouse or family members won’t necessarily be able to make decisions for you, sign documents, run errands, or even make healthcare decisions on your behalf.
There are solutions to these problems, relatively simple ones, as a matter of fact. A free consultation takes about 20-30 minutes, and can even be booked for the same day! I talk to you about your concerns, your specific situation, and provide you with bespoke recommendations specifically for you. Then, you decide what you want to do and we start drafting your documents! Nothing is printed until you’re completely happy, and I’m here with you every step of the way to answer every question and alleviate every concern.
I work with clients every single day in all sorts of different circumstances. Estate planning is as diverse as the people who need it, and I founded Brilliant on the premise of making it accessible and affordable for everyone. I balance professionalism with empathy, and that’s what sets us apart. You can check out our testimonials for yourself!
Be well and stay safe,
CiCi Reagan Twining
Brilliant Estate Planning