Family and Wealth Planning

A reflection on Death . . .

The saying usually goes, the only thing certain in life is death and taxes. I have to defer somehow from the saying and say that the only thing certain in life is death.  The only thing you need in order to die is to be alive. Everything else is relative and unimportant when it comes to dying.

People avoid talking about death while others celebrate it.  Whoever you are, know that this is an important subject.

At the beginning of last year, a good friend and one of the attorneys I respect the most suffered from a heart attack. He was close to dying when he had a second heart attack. He survived.  He is not even 50 and he worked endless hours a week and his legal practice was above his own personal life.

Just last Thursday a very well known attorney in our community passed away. He was only 57.  I did not know Ervin Gonzalez personally, but I knew of his many achievements and his power in the court room.  While I do not know about his personal life, I can assume by my own experience as an attorney, that the stress levels he underwent were above and beyond normal.

Celebrities die of drug use and abuse out of the pressure of the industry and to keep up with the trends and demands of their profession.

As attorneys we take it for absolute truth that to be an attorney you have to be able to handle the stress levels, not complain about it, and get ready to handle more.

If death is certain, why don’t we make it a goal to live a better life?

Feel free to share your thoughts about it. I would love to see what others have to say about the subject.

In the meantime, be happy and take a moment and breath deeply and reflect upon life and relieve at least a drop of that stress!

Saludos,

Yahima
Yahima Suarez, PA
Life Planning & Beyond
305-456-7158

File Apr 05, 10 25 23 PM
Attorney Yahima Suarez Life Planning & Beyond
Family and Wealth Planning, Legacy Planning

Is your Child a Graduate? Then you must read this!

It was just a year ago that I was graduating! Well, that’s not really a true statement even though I feel very young. It was 18 years ago that I graduated from High School. Wow! Yes! I said it! 1999 was the year when I finished High School and we had beepers instead of smart phones.

This coming Monday my step-daughter is graduating from High School and I can relate and re-live the moment.   She is now a young adult, not the 7 year old I met so many years ago. She has grown to be an smart young woman.

If you relate with the truth about time moving speedily, then you might relate to the fact that we must plan ahead for when the time comes. We worried about our children when they were little and we put every plan and protection in place for them when they are very young. Now we worry about our children because they are bigger. Being prepared for what time can bring is not just for over-cautious people, it is for smart people like you.

So let me share something you may not know about your high school graduate: If your child is graduating from high school your “child” is already or soon to be eighteen years of age. This is the age of majority in Florida. At this time, your child may feel grown up and ready to take on the world, while you feel he or she continues to be your baby. The truth is that you, as a parent, can no longer make legal or medical decisions for your child. It is and will always be your child, but unfortunately, the law says that your child is now an adult and can make his or her own legal and medical decisions.  What if he or she cannot make such decisions on his/her own?

If you are in this situation, do not despair.  We have you covered. We want to offer to you today a free Health Care Power of Attorney for your child (between 18-24 and enrolled in school).  This will ensure you continue to have authority to make medical decisions for him/her.  To take advantage of this Free Gift, you must attend a Life Planning & Beyond Session with me.  The Life Planning & Beyond Session in itself is worth $750, but you can have it for free as my Graduation Gift to your family.

But this is not going to be available forever.  These special Gifts are only available for the first five persons who schedule a Life Planning & Beyond Session with me during the month of June, 2017 so do not wait, click here to request your appointment or give us a call at 305-456-7158.

In the Life Planning & Beyond Session you will be able to:

  • Choose the right guardians for your kids without making any of the common mistakes most parents (and even lawyers) make.
  • Discover how to legally avoid all estate taxes and keep your family out of court!
  • Ensure your kids inherit your values, not a sense of entitlement.
  • Get your financial house in order and keep it that way.

Again, just click here and fill out your information and we will contact you within 24 hours to schedule a Life Planning & Beyond Session with me or just give us a call at 305-456-7158 and we will schedule a session for you.

Good job in getting your child in the right path and working towards bigger dreams.

Congratulations Grads!

See you soon!

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Phone #: 305-456-7158
Email: ysuarez@yslawyers.com

File Apr 05, 10 25 23 PM
Attorney Yahima Suarez Life Planning & Beyond