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 Bliss Law Group 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.
In 2013, my mother-in-law died. She had been a mother to me since I was 16 years of age when I first met her – She always introduced me as the daughter she never had, and since I had lost my own mother at the young age of 10, she filled a hole in my life like no one else ever had. She taught me about family, about legacy, honor and integrity – I know that her gifts live on in me. I also recall she had left me a voicemail message on my cell phone telling me the most wonderful story of what had happened that day while she was with my son, her grandson, and for the next year after she died, I would listen to it when I missed her. Until the very bad day when it was accidentally deleted.
How I wish I still had that voicemail message. Or even better, that I had a recording of her 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 hearing what lessons she had learned most in her life that she would want her grandchildren to know.
When I was first in 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 of our lives that focusing in on leaving a legacy seems to take a back seat.
So 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 what at Bliss Law Group 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.