My husband and I sit at a boardroom table and wait for the lawyer. Our son is at preschool and the baby sleeps beside me in her car seat. We sip coffee as a paralegal prepares pens and paperwork. We’re quiet, both checking our phones, waiting to get underway.
I think about my kids. They don’t know what their parents are doing and wouldn’t understand that it’s the best thing for them in the longrun.
No, we’re not getting a divorce. We’re signing our wills.
I’ve written about this before but it really bears repeating. Getting your affairs in order in case the worst happens is just good parenting. Wills, living trusts, life insurance. It’s complicated and tedious and can cost a lot upfront but having it done is such a relief. I would recommend talking to a lawyer or estate planning professional rather than using software or a website to do your will. The whole process was more complicated that I thought it would be and I was glad to have an expert guiding me through it.
I’m no lawyer and none of this is legal advice but here are the 5 things that I thought about when I was planning my estate:
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