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Why We Put Off Estate Planning

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

There are lots of reasons why people put off their estate planning. I did too.

Here are the most common ones I hear from friends, family, and even clients:

1. I don’t have a ton of stuff.

2. I don’t have time right now.

3. It’s too expensive.

4. It’s too much work.

5. I’m not ready to make those decisions/I don’t like to think about “that stuff.”

Which one of these resonates with you the most? All of them?

The truth is that estate planning CAN feel overwhelming—it is uncomfortable to confront our mortality, and to think about leaving loved ones behind (especially our children). These emotions can be paralyzing.

You know what helps?

Having someone you can talk to who will listen compassionately and without judgment.

It’s one of the reasons I founded Emerald Law—to provide compassionate estate planning tailored to your unique situation.

Your goals.

Your concerns.

Your belongings.

Your home.

Your family.

You don’t need a ton of stuff to need an estate plan, and i think you’d be surprised how little the time commitment truly is. I’ll guide you through the “sticky” and emotional parts and help you make the decisions that best reflect your values and needs.

And as for expense, yes, estate planning with a qualified attorney is an investment. But knowing that, and knowing that money can be tight, I do what I can to remain flexible and responsive to your budget. I never use hourly billing, only flat fee--there are no surprises. Many families find it helpful to spread the payments out over time, resulting in a monthly amount that may even be less than your phone bill.

Security for your family and peace of mind

for you are absolutely within reach.

If one of these things is holding you back from getting started, I want to hear what it is.

Chances are, you’re not alone AND I can help. It’s why I’m here.


Feeling stuck? Identify your "why"

My "why"

For me, it was my girls. No question. I want to leave them protected, provided for, and make that process as painless as possible for them.

Why do you want to craft an estate plan?

Reach out or schedule a consultation. I’d love to chat and hear about you, your loved ones, and your goals.

I look forward to hearing from you!


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