Why Every Parent Needs a Will
It can be uncomfortable to talk about what happens to your children when you’re gone or think about what kind of medical care you want if you’re unable to make decisions. That’s why it’s easy to push these conversations off because we don’t want to talk about them.
And yet, in this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever. While we can take the appropriate measures to reduce our likelihood of getting sick, it’s important to also have plans in place should that happen.
And yet, four out of five parents with kids under the age of 18 don’t have a will in place. That means, for the majority of parents, if something were to happen to them, their children would be placed in the hands of the court system. Most parents I know don’t want that (myself included).
That’s why it’s important to get a will in place now––especially if you have minor children.
Why Choose Click Law for Estate Planning in Nashville?
We charge a flat fee for our estate planning services. That means, there are no hidden costs or expensive fees for things you don’t need.
My goal is to make getting a will as simple as possible for you now so it reduces the burden on your loved ones later.
Our Estate Planning Package for Nashville Families
For most families in Middle Tennessee, we recommend an estate planning package that includes:
- Will. Often called a living will, this document outlines your wishes for what should happen with any minor children, property and assets after you’re gone.
- Power of attorney. A power of attorney determines who can make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
- Healthcare directive. This document outlines your medical care wishes if you are unable to make decisions on your own.
What about trusts?
While trusts can be helpful in some instances, most families don’t need trusts to have a solid estate plan in place. Many attorneys will try to sell you on them because they are a big money maker for their firms without adding much benefit to you.
Because trusts can be expensive, I don’t recommend them unless they are absolutely necessary for the benefit of your family. Trusts are most beneficial for larger or more complicated estates. I’ve created many trusts can help you with this process if you want this set up for your family.
Getting a Will Has Never Been Easier
As a fellow working parent, I understand how difficult it can be to juggle work and childcare––especially right now. That’s why I make the process simple, fast and efficient (and safely socially distant). In most cases, we are able to complete the entire process in less than two hours.
Here's how our process works:
We’ll answer your questions, learn about your wishes and gather the information we need to get started. We’ll do this by phone or video conference.
We’ll prepare your will and send it for your review via encrypted email. Should you have any changes, we’ll make those and create a finalized version.
Once your documents are finalized, we will conduct the official signing by video conference.
What clients are saying about working with Garth Click
"When my Husband was Covid positive, we decided we couldn't wait any longer to make sure our will and estate was in order. Garth was so easy to work with. He timely answered all of our questions in easy to understand language, and gave us all of the tools we needed to get everything in order. His laid-back, trustworthy demeanor gave us the confidence and support we needed. Thanks to Garth, when I held those signed documents, I finally felt at ease.
“I initially engaged Garth to craft a full suite of estate planning documents (i.e. Last Will, Power of Attorney, Medical Proxy) for my mother before a quickly approaching medical procedure. He turned the documents around within a few days for a very reasonable price and even delivered and notarized them before her surgery. Based on the great experience, my husband and I utilized his service for ourselves. Despite our needs being more complicated (e.g. multiple trusts), we still had newly executed documents within a week.”