February 2021 – Happy Lawyer Times


Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day… show how much you care by giving them a gift to remember.  An Estate Plan is a gift your loved one will definitely remember!

We are open for appointments for all of your estate planning, real estate and small business needs.  We now offer virtual /zoom appointments as well as in person appointments.  So give us a call – the mini loaves are calling your name.

February is known as the month for love.  Red roses, chocolate hearts and romantic songs are everywhere.  Whether you are single or part of a couple, you just can’t escape all the love in the air.  With all the love talk going around, have you ever heard the term “Sweetheart Will?”

A Sweetheart Will is an estate planning tool for married couples.   A Sweetheart Will gives everything to the surviving spouse.  You and your spouse agree to leave all your assets to each other at your respective deaths.  The two wills are identical in nature.  The widow or widower will have total control and ownership over all the real and personal property.

While these wills can be a good plan for you, depending on your financial situation, health and age, you may want to consider other types of estate planning tools to meet your needs and provide protection for your surviving spouse in the event of your death.  If you would like additional information or need help in deciding on the right estate plan for you, please contact us.

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Valentines Day Date Ideas
  1. Spread a blanket out in front of the fire for a romantic picnic for two.
  2. Book a surprise hotel getaway complete with champagne and rose petals scattered on the bed.
  3. Head to the beach or mountains and snuggle up with a bottle of wine and chocolates to watch the sunset together – or grab a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise together snuggling under a blanket.
  4. Wow him or her by recreating your first date together and reminisce about your first kiss.
  5. Head to the planetarium and hold hands watching the stars together.
  6. Send flowers with your love story attached detailing how you met and what made you fall in love with him or her.
  7. Create a scavenger hunt with clues sending your loved one to the place where you first met, had your first kiss; had your first date, etc.
  8. Plan an at home spa day and spend the day pampering each other.

Did you know Kristen Mackintosh, The Happy Lawyer, presents a webinar every month?  The webinars are held on the last Wednesday of the month at noon.

Did you miss last month’s webinar?  No worries.

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February’s webinar will be on caring for your elderly parents when you live far away.  Stay tuned for more details.