Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
BY ROBERT FROST
“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Many folks in their Golden Years, and even many not yet there, may feel the “miles” of Estate Planning stretching out in front of them. They want to feel that their loved ones will be taken care of and not burdened with organizing and handling the distribution of their property; real, personal, and financial. They want to know that, when the time comes, their medical needs will be taken care of according to their wishes. However, the task of planning for their end-of-life needs and future estate distribution can seem insurmountable. Most people, of course, will only plan one estate in their lifetimes. Consequently, most people have no experience planning an estate and do not know where to begin. That is why an attorney with knowledge and experience in Estate Planning can be invaluable. The DLO team can help you with the whole process of Estate Planning from gathering necessary information on your assets, debts, and options; to drafting the documentation for your end-of-life medical care; to making sure your assets are set up to be distributed according to your wishes in as smooth and efficient a manner as possible.