Last week I met a person I haven't seen for sometime. He looked a lot different. It seems he went through so much in a short span of time. When his parents were still alive he had the best of everything. He could have become anything he wanted to be career wise. Problem was, he did not want anything and so he did not achieve a thing until he was orphaned. Not knowing the legal matters he should have done and having no access and knowledge of helpful professionals like estate planning attorney in Oakland CA he practically lost almost everything his parents left him save for the house and lot where he is living in now. I heard, he is also on the brink of losing a roof on top of his head.
Had our late uncle and auntie taken advantage of the services of estate planning attorneys they could have saved many of their assets and passed them on to my cousin with ease and certainty. My dad used to say, "of the dead, speak no evil". I dare say though that somehow they missed a thing in rearing their only son. Well anyway, what happened to their family is a huge lesson on my part and something many should learn from. There are people who could aid us, a professional corporation like Martin APC which takes into consideration the emotional turmoil legal matters could bring to our loved ones and financial draining is worth consulting for estate planning. More than twenty years of experience dealing with legal issues with tact, sensitivity and caring protects our rights and allows us to have peace of mind knowing that when we leave our loved ones we are assured that they will get what we worked hard for without the hassle of losing a lot of money and assests not to mention despair and helplessness. My heart aches for my cousin who practically lost everything materially save for the loving memory of my late uncle and auntie. Yet for as long as one works hard, nothing is impossible and that is a lesson I want to impart to him and my own kids as well so that someday when my husband and I inevitably leave them, we will leave them not only the best of memories but comfort and peace of mind.