Estate planning, although necessary, can be overwhelming and difficult for families. At Sparks Law Office, P.C. we understand that the traditional process where you plan for your death may not be the right approach for everyone. That is why we have created a different process, the legacy planning process – a process in which you set your own goals for your healthcare decisions, the care of your dependents, the distribution of your property, and the selection of people to carry out your goals in each of these areas. This may sound to you like estate planning (which is certainly a part of the results of the legacy plan), but legacy planning is more than estate planning.
When we sit with clients to discuss their legacy goals, regardless of their successes or their estate sizes, our clients talk about their lives – what they have learned in their journey, what they want to teach their children and grandchildren, and what keeps them up at night. In our experience, most clients desire two things – to maintain family harmony and to create a plan with a smooth and simplified process to alleviate any burden for those in charge of carrying out their plan. Their goal to maintain family harmony starts now. They want to create a plan for their family that does not create division now. They want to create a plan that they can openly discuss with their family members that treats everyone fair and considers the individual characteristics of each person. They want a plan that is an extension of who they are as parents, as grandparents, as brothers/sisters, as sons/daughters, as uncles/aunts, etc. They want a plan that is consistent with their values, their beliefs, their lessons learned, and their hopes for the next generation. They want a plan that offers protection for their loved one from their fears and concerns. They want to leave a legacy.
“It’s a good feeling to have a legal team that explains clearly, listens patiently, works diligently, provides feedback as to every step, and completes the project in a timely manner. As we were apprehensive how complicated “Legal Speak” would be, we were very pleasantly surprised to find Ms. Sparks and the Sparks Law Office team to be warm, accommodating, and informative in terms easily understood while maintaining the highest level of professionalism.”