Notes from Derek:

Starting Pride Month off right, COVID-19, and more

Starting Pride Month off right

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This month is dedicated to supporting and honoring members of the LGBTQ+ community. It is especially important to recognize their ongoing struggle for acceptance in the whole of society and on a more personal level with family and friends.

Jensen Law Office and I want to do everything I can to support members of the LGBTQ+ community and the curve balls life seems to send them at every chance. As such, we will help you achieve your estate planning goals to help you achieve protection for your loved ones and hard-earned accomplishments, while helping you overcome any obstacles in the way of your estate planning needs. In addition to guarding your assets for the people you love; it is also important to prepare the other documents that will protect you and your interests in life. A Healthcare Power of Attorney guarantees the person you want to oversee your healthcare is in case of an unfortunate circumstance. This and other documents will safeguard, legally, your way of life.

All people deserve to have the people and things they love in life to be protected after death, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. We are here to help you legally secure your interests to ensure your wishes are honored in life and in death.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and estate planning

The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted all of our lives and brought attention to the fragility of human life and how precious our time on this planet is. As life continues to move towards our new normal, I am here to help you protect yourself and your loved ones through estate planning. I am available to talk you through the legalities of our changing world and how your plan should reflect it. Jensen Law Office has set up special provisions to aid you in this trying time, whenever you feel like reaching out.

What is the SECURE Act? And what does it mean for my Estate Plan?

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement” Act, which is now under effect. The SECURE Act has several positive changes that will benefit your planning, but will affect the beneficiaries of your retirement accounts and other parts of your estate plan. Unfortunately, there is not one solution to this Act that will solve the issues that affect different individuals. Please contact me and my office if you are wondering how this will affect you estate plan.

The importance of protecting young adults as they start the next chapter of their life

We spend most of our parenting life protecting and nurturing our children until the time they are ready to take on the world themselves. As they start to leave home, go to college, and start the rest of their lives, we, as parents, find our new place as their ever-present supporter and the ones who are called when there is a problem. As a father of three girls, two of which are now over the age of 18, I know exactly how hard this transition is as the protection we used to offer becomes limited.

In the past couple of years, I have had inquiries about the importance of estate planning in a young adult’s life. Wills and especially Financial Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney are very important in safeguarding young adults in their next stages of life. These documents offer parents or others the capability of stepping into the position of protector if ever a young adult gets into a situation where they need one.