Every day we work hard to help people leave a lasting legacy at Legacy Safeguard. We’ve created some of the most comprehensive legacy planning and end-of-life planning services in the legacy planning industry and we’re proud to help people be remembered long after they’re gone.
I also travel frequently across the country speaking to groups about the importance of legacy planning and I’ve found that people always want to talk about their family when thinking about their legacy. People want to talk about their kids and grandkids, and the hope they have for the next generation of their family. Over the years, I’ve realized that legacy planning is all about your family and the generations to come. This may sound obvious to most of you, but it has really hit home for me recently.
My wife and I started trying to have a family and we have struggled with infertility issues for over two years now. At first it wasn’t that big of a deal. We kept thinking it would work the next month. However, one month turned into a year and half. The disappointment each month was really unexplainable. Then Robyn finally got pregnant and we were overjoyed! I immediately started thinking about my hopes for our children and who they would become. I even went to see my estate planning attorney, John R. Vermillion, to make sure that we had everything prepared, so that if something happened to me that my family would be protected.
That joy and excitement that we felt quickly faded when Robyn miscarried and we lost the child we had hoped and prayed for. After recovering from the grief and loss of losing the pregnancy we started trying again with the help of fertility specialists. Again, Robyn got pregnant, and again we lost the pregnancy. We were devastated. It has been the hardest thing we’ve ever had to walk through. The hope of having children, and the hope of leaving a legacy through our family has been more challenging than we ever expected, but we remain hopeful that one day we will be blessed with children of our own.
Remember as you help people plan for their legacy through proper estate planning, that it all comes back to the basic needs of family and providing for the future. Make it personal, and encourage your clients to share with you about their hope for the future of their family. Estate and legacy planning really comes down to everyone’s hope for leaving a legacy!
Bryan W. Adams is President & CEO of Premier Planning, LLC and Founder of Legacy Safeguard. Bryan is considered one of the nations’ leading experts on final expense planning, and he frequently speaks throughout the country about the importance of assisting clients to gain peace of mind through advanced funeral funding.
Bryan’s passion for helping families prepare for their final expenses came from being raised in the funeral business. His family still owns and operates several funeral homes, and he is constantly amazed at how unprepared families are when a death occurs. Bryan has worked tirelessly to help Americans plan for the inevitable and lessen the burden on their loved ones
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