Life’s Tough Transitions

In a perfect world, we would glide through each phase our lives with few or no complications. We’d have all the money we need; we’d know what to do at the right times; our health would hold up as we age; and our relationships with our loved ones would be harmonious.

Law Hesselbaum staff photoHowever, life almost always unfolds otherwise. Our finances may not be on target, we can be unsure of answers to important questions, and health can become a major challenge. Our family might not get along, and people we love can create difficulties for both themselves and others.

We understand. Our job is to listen to you and guide you and your family through life’s toughest transitions.

You may be single and worry about who will help you as you get older.

You may be worried about who will help your spouse after you are gone.

You may realize that your adult children or grandchildren, for whatever reason, can’t handle money. Or they may be in a bad relationship or struggle with addiction or substance abuse.

You may already have an estate plan, but the person you chose as power of attorney or trustee has moved away, or you may have changed your mind about that person handling your affairs.

You may have had family changes due to marriage, divorce, death, new children, or grandchildren.

You may worry about what will happen after you are gone. We all know someone whose family has been torn apart after the death of a loved one. The sad reality is that families are often divided up along with possessions after you are gone, and everyone ends up being upset with the person chosen as trustee or executor.

Wherever you might find yourself on life’s path, Law Hesselbaum is there to support you and help you find peace of mind for you and those you care about.

We are here to counsel you when things get tough.

If you or someone you love is going through a tough transition, don’t panic and don’t do anything to substantially change your financial decisions until you talk with us first.

We can support you through whatever your situation might be. Some common scenarios on life’s path can include the following life changes and challenges.

  • My spouse just died. What do I do now?
  • My loved one has been diagnosed with a long-term illness.
  • I’m afraid of what will happen to my spouse after I am gone.
  • I’m single and I’m concerned about aging alone.
  • I would like help choosing a trustworthy guide for the elder-care journey.
  • My beneficiary/heir has a physical or developmental disability.
  • How can I provide love and protection for my vulnerable child(ren)?
  • I love my adult child, but they cannot handle money.
  • I’m worried about my child’s toxic marriage and future divorce.
  • I need help paying my bills and handling financial decision-making.
  • My parent(s) need help but are in denial of their situation.
  • My parents are victims of a scam.
  • Charities and foundations: I want everything to go to my favorite charity.
  • The kids are fine. How can I help my grandchildren?
  • Is there a way to keep my kids from fighting over my estate after I’m gone?

We’ve been here for you for nearly 20 years, and we will continue to be here to help you and your family make sound decisions for life and legacy. We can help you avoid mistakes, save money, and take control! To connect with someone who can guide you through life’s tough transitions, call us at (630) 585-5200 today.

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“You don’t have to leave your family a lot of money. You really don’t have to leave them anything.

Just don’t leave them a mess.

Law Hesselbaum has made sure we won’t leave our family with a mess.”

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