Leaving a Real Legacy – Who You Are & What’s Important to You
How We Guide You to Leave a Legacy That’s About Much More Than Just Your Money
After you are gone, your loved ones will miss you deeply. They will long for your words of counsel and concern. Hearing your voice again would be a tremendous gift.
Through our unique legacy process, you can give your loved ones the most precious gift - a lasting expression of your love. What could be more valuable?
At Grunden Law Office we believe estate planning is not just about transferring your financial assets and personal belongings. It’s also about capturing and transferring your valuable intangible gifts: who you are and what's important to you – your values, insights, stories and experience.
Several years ago, my grandma died. She had left me a message on my answering machine and for years after she died, I would listen to it when I missed her. Until the very bad day when it was accidently deleted.
How I wish I still had that voicemail message. Or even better, that I had a recording of my grandma telling me what she loved about me, what her hopes for me were, what life lessons were most important to her, what values she most wanted for me, or even just joking around like we used to do together.
When I was first in practice, I would tell my clients to write notes to their children letting them know how they felt about them. But so few people ever actually did it. We just get so caught up with the day to day of our lives that focusing in on leaving a legacy seems to take a back seat. I even got caught up after I made the initial time capsule when my children were born. I neglected to follow-up as they grew.
So we realized we’d have to build this into our planning process and not make it just another thing you will get done someday. That’s why at Grunden Law Office we make it part of our planning for every client to help you capture and pass on more than just your money: your intellectual, spiritual and human assets, who you are and what’s important to you.
For more information about how we help you pass on your most valuable assets – your values, insights, stories and experience - to your loved ones, or about our resources for leaving your family with a true legacy, please contact us.
WHAT WOULD IT BE WORTH?
Can you picture someone who’s passed away, someone you love and miss deeply? Can you recall a conversation you had with them? Can you remember the sound of their voice and what they told you? What if you could hear their voice again? What if they could speak to you—heart to heart—and share their wisdom and advice? What would it be worth to you to hear their words one more time?
What is it worth to you to know that they’ll always know exactly how much you love them? It’s worth a lot to us and we are honored to be able to provide you and your family with this gift.