Responsive, time and cost efficient and results-oriented.
We are living much longer than past generations. There is a greater chance you and I will face an illness which is terminal and chronic such as cancer or some type of dementia than a physical illness that claims your life. Healthcare is expensive and many people do not have long-term care insurance or alternatively sufficient savings or family to provide the care they need without some planning. Sometimes the planning required is simple and need not be complex. Each person and each family should have some plan for their children, for themselves as they age, and for their estate after their death.
I often tell my clients that I am paid much more by representing family members in disputes litigated in courts. But a family is already broken by the time attorney’s are needed to represent a side in a lawsuit. My goal is to preserve families. If I and my employees and associates can help the families in my community and my neighboring communities to prepare in advance for themselves and their children, then, at the end of our lives, we will have left the world a little bit better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best in his point about a successful life.
“To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
To leave the word a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.”
We succeed every day when we help one individual or family live a little better, worry a little less, and laugh little more.