As you go through your life’s journey, you may want to consider the destination. Of course, all of us will eventually pass away and this is our final destination. However, you have choices to make along the way. You could just proceed blindly and let the chips fall as they may. Or, you could choose to set goals for yourself with regard to how you want to shape your legacy.
There are some people who understand that they have to make plans for retirement and they do this without considering what may or may not be left over after they pass away. How you feel about this is a personal matter and of course it is your decision to make.
But on the other hand, there are some of us who have things in mind that we would like to be able to do for our loved ones. Beyond this, your legacy goals may include acts of charitable giving. To be in a position to turn these visions into reality you’re going to have to plan ahead carefully and stick to the plan.
The overarching point that we are making is that the actions that you take along the way are going to impact your legacy in the future. As a result, they should be informed actions that lead toward the fruition of your goals.
If you have the desire to leave behind a robust legacy, the intelligent first step would be to sit down and discuss your intentions with a good Oklahoma City estate planning lawyer. He or she will gain an understanding of your wishes and set you on a course that leads to the attainment of your long-term objectives.
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