Estate Plans Are Like Earthquake Kits

January 19, 2021 / Trusts and Estates / By Martha Patterson


If you lived in Southern California 27 years ago you did not have to ask if it was an Earthquake, the Northridge Quake hit hard, it was deadly and devastating. Like most people, I have stories of that quake, and boy was I prepared for the next one…for the first few years after.

Now when people mention the anniversary, I look at my kit. I did that Flashlight check batteries dead, water check (a bit old) food check some expired, the rest missing.

Estate Plans are like earthquake kits, you need them, and you need to check them. An outdated plan will work but it could be missing something important like batteries for the flashlights, and some of what you did could be out of date and like the food it is probably ok, but if not you might have a big problem.

So don’t take any chances, give me a call so I can do a check-up on your estate plan (oh and go check your earthquake kit too)

Martha


About the Author Martha Patterson

Martha Patterson is a California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, and Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She focuses on Elder Law, Asset Protection and Estate Planning. She is a Member of NAELA; Past President of Southern California NAELA. Featured on CNN, Good Morning America, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, and radio stations KABC, KNX, and KKLA. She overcame incredible objections and enabled Kerri and Julie Kasem to visit their dad radio host Casey Kasem. She is a frequent lecturer for NBI, and is a at MCLE events, and public forums.

Martha Patterson, Attorney

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