The biggest misbelief is that estate planning is for when you die. If I had a dollar for every time I heard, “who cares, I’ll be dead anyway!”. I never understood why people would want to leave their loved ones to face court and conflict, especially after they lost a close friend or family member.nThe truth is that you are protecting what you are working so hard for now, so it is safe and secure- and it’s there when you or your family needs it most.nContact me, your Personal Family Lawyer® today to get started.
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Local attorney Matt Frick gives meaningful life advice alongside tips on how to protect your legacy, your family, and your future through estate planning. Tune into the Joy of Estate Planning today!
I have a unique process for estate planning that is unlike any other attorney in the area. When you make the conscious choice to have a fortress of protection and not just a set of documents, I invite you to work with me.nnOur first meeting is only 2 hours and I believe that your legacy and your family’s future are worth it. Don’t you?
Been putting off something you know you need to do because you’re not confident you’ll make the right choices? Let me help!nnI focus my practice solely on helping people like you protect themselves and their loved ones. nnDuring your planning session, I will let you know about me and why the way I practice is different than any other lawyer you’ve ever used, and then I’ll get to know you and what you want to accomplish by your planning. nnWe will plan for your life, not just for when you’re gone. nnGive me a call to schedule a free 15 minute consult to see if we are a good fit. Or schedule ua planning session in the comments.
Fortunately, you can easily prevent your loved ones from suffering the same fate as Bob Ross’ son using proper estate planningnnMake a loving choice for your family and update your will or trust or put one into place. Schedule your Family Wealth Planning Session™ with me today to ensure you have no accidents in your planning - even happy ones.
This week I explore how Bob Ross’s estate planning failures leave his son with next to nothing.nnAs the host of the wildly popular The Joy of Painting TV series on PBS, Bob Ross became a pop-culture icon, who was equally famous for his giant head of hair, soothing baritone voice, and folksy demeanor as he was for his iconic landscape paintings. And like so many other artists, Bob’s artwork and image would become even more popular following Bob’s death in 1995.nnBob’s philosophy in both painting and life was that there “were no mistakes in life… just happy little accidents.” Sadly, as detailed in the recent Netflix documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed, Bob’s failure to coordinate his business agreements with his estate plan was anything but happy, leaving his only son largely unable to benefit from his father’s fame and fortune.nnAs we’ll discuss in this series, Bob’s planning failures have led to an ugly court battle between his former business partners and his family, who were fighting for control of the lucrative intellectual property rights to the Bob Ross brand. And while Bob’s son Steve ultimately lost his fight to benefit from the business empire built on his father’s persona and painting skills, we’ll explain the steps you can take to ensure that your loved ones don’t suffer the same fate and are able to fully benefit from all of your business assets following your death.nnTell me if you’re a Bob Ross fan in the comments below!
A will is not enough to protect your children if something happens to you. But it does let you name the person responsible for your estate and belongings as well as who will inherit your assets. Most importantly this is the legal vehicle you use to name a guardian for your children, without a will, the state will decide their fate. The greatest risk you leave behind when ignoring this piece of your estate plan is that your children could be taken into the care of strangers at any time.nnContact me, your Personal Family Lawyer® today to get started.
You’re too busy to do it alone and do it right. One of the main goals of our law practice is to help families like yours plan for the protection of yourself and your family through thoughtful estate planning. Call our office or schedule online today to schedule your free Family Wealth Planning Session™ for us to review how to protect what matters most, during this time together we can identify the best strategies for you and your family.nnCheck the comments to schedule.
Single Parents! Don’t leave them unprotected.nnYou can name your guardians right now with my Kids Protection Plan Tool, It only takes minutes, and it’s absolutely free. Check the comments for my online tool.