Leaving a Real Legacy – Who You Are & What’s Important to You
MORE THAN JUST MONEY
How We Guide You to Leave a Legacy That’s About Much More Than Just Your Money
After you are gone, your loved ones will miss you deeply. They will long for your words of counsel and concern. Hearing your voice again would be a tremendous gift.
Through our unique legacy process, you can give your loved ones the most precious gift – a lasting expression of your love. What could be more valuable?
At Truest Law we believe estate planning is not just about transferring your financial assets and personal belongings. It’s also about capturing and transferring your valuable intangible gifts: who you are and what’s important to you – your values, insights, stories and experience.
Let Me Tell You a Story
I have the bad/good habit of holding messages in my cell phone too long. Several years ago, my mother became ill and ultimately passed away. Prior to her illness, she would call and leave sweet messages for me in her cute way. Cell phone providers all but require us to update our phones to the latest model – or at least entice us with new and fancy features. While I don’t use it any longer, I still have my iphone5 which contains my mother’s voice and greeting. “Hi Donna, it’s your mom – call me!” It is such a sweet reminder of the many things she taught me about kindness and taking care of your family. I am fortunate to still have that message. I can listen to it when I really need to hear her voice.
Several years ago, my dad died. He had left me a voicemail message on my cell phone and for years after he died, I would listen to it when I missed him. Until the very bad day when it was accidently deleted.
How I wish I still had that voicemail message. Or even better, that I had a recording of my dad telling me what he loved about me, what his hopes for me were, what life lessons were most important to him, what values he most wanted for me, or even just saying my nickname that he had always called me.
You Could Make a Recording, But Who Has Time?
When I was first in practice, I would tell my clients to record a message for their loved ones and put it in a safe place or simply write notes to their children letting them know how they felt about them. But so few people ever actually did it. We just get so caught up with the day to day of our lives that focusing in on leaving a legacy seems to take a back seat.
We realized we’d have to build this into our planning process and not make it just another thing you’ll get done someday. That’s why at Truest Law we make it part of our planning for every client to help you capture and pass on more than just your money: your intellectual, spiritual and human assets, who you are and what’s important to you.
We Help You Capture These Precious Moments
We realized we’d have to build this into our planning process and not make it just another thing you’ll get done someday. That’s why at Truest Law we make it part of our planning for every client to help you capture and pass on more than just your money: your intellectual, spiritual, and human assets, who are and what’s important to you.
For more information about how we help you pass on your most valuable assets – your values, insights, stories and experience – to your loved ones, or about our resources for leaving your family with a true legacy, please contact us.
What Would It Be Worth?
Can you picture someone who’s passed away, someone you love and miss deeply? Can you recall a conversation you had with them? Can you remember the sound of their voice and what they told you? What if you could hear their voice again?
What if they could speak to you—heart to heart—and share their wisdom and advice? What would it be worth to you to hear their words one more time?
What is it worth to you to know that they’ll always know exactly how much you love them? It’s worth a lot to us and we are honored to be able to provide you and your family with this gift.