The Baby Blues cartoon did this series on parents Wanda and Darryl thinking about updating their wills. They have three kids, one toddler and two in elementary school. The big issue at this point in the family’s life cycle is who will be a guardian for the children should something happen to the parents?
The comedy comes from the discomfort of facing one’s own mortality, not scaring the kids about what naming a guardian means, and how the kids see going to live with the guardian family as a lifestyle upgrade.
Just imagine the update they’ll have to do for their estate planning decades down the road, with the distribution of assets and the creation of trusts. Where are you in the life cycle of your estate planning? Just as talking about sex won’t make you pregnant, talking about end-of-life issues won’t make you dead. Start a conversation today!