more than just money
How We Guide You To Leave A Legacy That’s About 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 Colorado Wills and Estates we believe estate planning is about more than just money – 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.
Let Me Tell You A Story
Several years ago, my mother died. She had left me a voicemail message on my cell phone and for years after she died, I would listen to it when I missed her.
I am grateful that I was able to save her message. I know my mom would have loved the opportunity to create a recording 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 saying my nickname that she had always called me.
You Could Make A Recording, But Who Has The Time?
When I was first began my estate planning practice, I would tell my clients to record a message for their loved ones and put it in a safe place or simply 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 obligations of our lives that focusing in on leaving a legacy seems to take a back seat.
We realized we’d have to build this into our planning process and not make it just another thing you’ll get done someday. That’s why at Colorado Wills & Estates we make it part of our planning for every client to help you capture and pass on more than just money: your intellectual, spiritual and human assets, who you are and what’s important to you.
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.