what is estate planning?
Estate Planning is the ultimate distribution of your assets. It is what you want to leave behind to your dependents, charity, or anyone else of your choosing. It should not be confused with asset management or financial planning. An estate plan will be comprised primarily of:
- A Will
- Power of Attorney (Personal Care and/or Property)
- Survivorship Provisions
- Beneficiary Designation
Estate plans do not remain constant. They will change over time and must be updated to reflect your current situation. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. It is for everyone.
transitioning your business and dispersing your wealth
At BlueRoots we understand the challenges of estate planning when you own a family business, since we are a family business. Our knowledge of estate planning and family businesses make us the ideal partner to work with to get to the root of what you want and need. We are here to help you navigate the unique estate planning issues that impact a family with a business. Our part in the estate planning process is to understand what works best for you and your situation, build a plan, then work with your Lawyer, Accountant, Wealth Manager, and Insurance Advisor to put the plan in place for you.
Estate planning can be a very emotional process, but it is extremely important. So don’t put it off! You should be the one to make the ultimate decision on how your wealth is distributed. Over Tammy’s 30+ years in the business, she has seen firsthand the destruction a family business goes through when no instructions have been left behind. Scenarios like second marriages, financially dependent family members, and family members with special needs, all need to be taken into consideration. Don’t let the Family Law Rules dictate your future.
We also encourage you to use our facilitation services for family meetings. It is a great way for you and your family members to share your thoughts, and ensure you are all on the same page before it is too late.
let’s work together
We understand that your family and your business are important to you.
Let our expertise be your guide.