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Thoughts for the New Year

With 2020 finally behind us, what is in store for us in 2021? We are almost a month in and today is the first big change of the year. We will be swearing in a new President. With that we will have some policy changes. Some we will agree with, and some we won't. This post is not and will not be a political post, don't worry. Facts are just facts, with over 330 million Americans, you cannot please us all. So let us look away from the national level and bring it back to more local changes for the new year. 2020 brought us plenty of time for inflection. It is time to genuinely look at our lives and see what we need to give us more happiness, stability, and surety in our future.

As a Christian, husband, and father I believe in the sanctity and unity of marriage. But, no one should be in an unhappy one. If you have done everything you can to keep your marriage afloat but cannot stop the leaks and you're still sinking, it may be time to seek a divorce. Even if you are not ready to take that major step, call an attorney, and talk it out. Find an attorney that will treat this painful decision with the empathy and professionalism that you deserve.

We spend our whole lives generating wealth to promote stability. We need to protect the fruits of our labor for the next generation and the next. The only way to do this is by planning ahead with a will or trust. In my last blog I discussed the top 5 reasons why I think the common man--or woman--needs a will. Not should have a will, but NEEDS one. Wills and trusts are not only for the rich. Both are there to protect your wealth, home, land, and all your possessions you have spent your lifetime collecting and protecting. So why not ensure all of it is protected once you have passed on? Give that stability to the next generation, protect them, take away the unpredictability that comes with death and estate planning.

In my next blog I would like to switch gears a bit and discuss a different topic besides family dynamics related issues. Please send me a comment on what you would like to see me discuss and if it is something in my realm of knowledge I would love to have it as my next topic. Thank you for reading.

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