By Kevin Von Tungeln, Esq.
We are pleased to see an overwhelming number of people attending our Living Trust Seminars to get their estate planning done. Between new clients to the firm or existing clients coming back for a refresher and to have their estate plan reviewed and/or updated, it has been refreshing to see people taking care of these important legal matters for themselves and their loved ones.
All over the news, we have been hearing about tough times ahead for us. Between inflation, job layoffs, and a looming recession, we are certainly in for a bit of a rough ride ahead of us. However, it's during these times that it's even more important to make sure that your estate planning matters are in order. Whether you haven't set up an estate plan yet at all or if you have an estate plan that has not been reviewed in the past 3 years, there is no better time than RIGHT NOW to take care of these things for your family. You don't want to risk that something could happen and you or your spouse loses capacity and is unable to make the necessary changes or decisions at that point. All too often we see clients coming in when it's beyond the point where we are able to legally do anything to help them.
Additionally, if something should happen to you and your estate planning matters are not in order or are out-of-date, then you may potentially leave your family with a very expensive, grueling and lengthy court process to get those matters resolved. This would be at a time when they may need your pre-planning the most.
If you are a client of Thompson Von Tungeln and you haven't been in for over 3 years for a review of your plan, we highly recommend you either call our offices at 661-945-5868 and schedule your free review meeting with an attorney or attend one of our upcoming free informational seminars and you can book your call at the conclusion of the seminar. If you are not a client of Thompson Von Tungeln or if you know of someone that has not set up their Living Trust (or has only a Will or has a Trust that hasn't been updated in quite some time), we also recommend that you attend one of our free informational seminars. At the conclusion of the seminar, you can decide whether you wish to move forward and set up a free consultation with an attorney. By attending our seminar, you will also be entitled to a fee discount when you set up or update your existing Living Trust. VIEW SCHEDULE
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