01 Dec The Best Gift this Holiday Season: Peace of Mind for your Loved Ones
Let’s face it, gift-giving in America during the holidays is based on “wants”, or rather what we perceive someone else might want. Most Americans have our basic needs covered; food, shelter, and clothing. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you get what you need.”
But, what if you could give the best gift of all to your entire family tree: Peace of Mind.
“The Holidays” is a time fraught with emotion: the stress of presenting the perfect party, the tension of having the perfect family gathering, the dread of the family political discussion, the anxiety about the one family member who will, with most certainty, bring up that one event from the long-ago past that is certain to cause a family brawl. The end of the year, which is also often the fiscal year, brings additional strain to the office, as well.
Studies have actually shown that we Americans have a greater chance of dying during the holiday season, including New Year’s, than at any other time of the year. (1) Nearly everyone to whom I’ve mentioned this fact recalls a family member who passed away during Christmas week.
While the causes of this phenomenon are not entirely certain, the spike in deaths goes across all age groups except for one: children. I like to think of this is the “Santa Claus effect.” Our little ones are significantly less affected by the stress of the holidays. One theory is that it is the additional stress, trepidation, and even depression brought on by the holidays that causes more deaths during this part of the year.
But what of Peace of Mind? None of us are individually capable of bringing about the long hoped, prayed and wished for Peace on Earth. However, each of us can fertilize and strengthen our own family tree, rather than figuratively dousing it in flammable liquid and setting it aflame. The simple way of showing your love to those you treasure is to engage in the simple loving act of Estate Planning. While 95% of all Americans need Estate Planning, few have engaged in it.
Through such instruments as trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and enhanced life estate deeds, Rock Solid Law is able to engage with clients to craft a plan specifically molded to the desires of each individual client. By setting forth your Estate Plan, you avoid the scenario where a disenchanted child (or another heir) causes strife within your family after you’re gone. This simple step has the effect of allowing your family to revel in your loving legacy and ensures that your wishes are honored.
By completing your planning before the end of the holidays, you will remove stress from your own life, from all of those in your family tree. Plus, you may gain personal relief to alter the statistics just enough so that you will have a beautiful and happy holiday season. You will be giving Peace of Mind to yourself, and all you love.
Rock Solid Law is here to help you and your family with all of your Estate Planning needs. To get started, call 904-241-1113 or visit our website at www.rocksolidlaw.com. Please allow us to help you give the gift that leaves a lasting legacy of harmony.