First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage! But what comes after that?
For Christin and Philip, it was drawing up a will, power of attorney, and medical power of attorney. As graduates from Michigan State University College of Law, Christin and Philip understood the importance of estate planning. This is why they took the initiative to think about their future, speak to family and friends, and consult Sikov and Love to guide them in the execution of their estate planning documents.
For those who didn’t spend countless hours sitting in a Trusts and Estates course, or Saturdays pouring over legal documents at the library, at what point does “Will you marry me?” turn into drawing up a will? A trust and estate lawyer will tell you it is never too soon to think about your future; Christin and Philip will tell you the same thing. For the newlyweds, creating documents that detailed their new life together was just as important as learning to live together.
Married or not, young or young at heart, the time to think about the future is today. Estate Planning – drawing up a will, creating a power of attorney, and a medical power of attorney – is not a “glass half empty mentality.” It is empowering yourself and your family with the knowledge that once you reach the last page of your story, you are not leaving loved ones with uncertainty.
While they may not know what tomorrow will bring, Christin and Philip can sleep peacefully – or not sleep once baby arrives – knowing that their affairs are in order.