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Leaving a Real Legacy – Who You Are & What’s Important to You
How We Guide You to Leave a Legacy That’s About Much More Than Just Your Money
After you are gone, your loved ones will miss you deeply. They will long for your words of counsel and concern. Hearing your voice again would be a tremendous gift.
Through our unique legacy process, you can give your loved ones the most precious gift – a lasting expression of your love. What could be more valuable?
At VMGokea Law, we believe estate planning is not just about transferring your financial assets and personal belongings. It’s also about capturing and transferring your valuable intangible gifts: who you are and what’s important to you – your values, insights, stories, and experience.
Several years ago, my dad died. He had left me a voicemail message on my cell phone, and for years after he died, I would listen to it when I missed him until the very bad day when it was accidentally deleted.
How I wish I still had that voicemail message. Or even better, that I had a recording of my dad telling me what he loved about me, what his hopes for me were, what life lessons were most important to him, what values he most wanted for me, or even just saying my nickname that he had always called me.
When I was first in practice, I would tell my clients to record a message for their loved ones, put it in a safe place, or simply write notes to their children to let them know how they felt about them. But so few people ever actually did it. We get so caught up with the day-to-day of our lives that focusing on leaving a legacy seems to take a back seat.
So we realized we’d have to build this into our planning process and not make it just another thing you’ll get done someday. That’s why at VMGokea Law, we make it part of our planning for every client to help you capture and pass on more than just your money: your intellectual, spiritual, and human assets, who you are, and what’s important to you.
For more information about how we help you pass on your most valuable assets – your values, insights, stories, and experience – to your loved ones or about our resources for leaving your family with a true legacy, please contact us.
WHAT WOULD IT BE WORTH?
Can you picture someone who’s passed away, someone you love and miss deeply? Can you recall a conversation you had with them? Can you remember the sound of their voice and what they told you? What if you could hear their voice again?
What if they could speak to you—heart to heart—and share their wisdom and advice? What would it be worth to you to hear their words one more time?
What is it worth to you to know that they’ll always know exactly how much you love them? It’s worth a lot to us, and we are honored to provide you and your family with this gift.
You love your family. You want to ensure things are as easy as possible for them if something happens to you.
You show your love through acts of service. You want to pass on what you have worked so hard for your entire life and do it in a way that feels good and full of ease.
Your wealth isn’t measured just by the dollars in the bank but by the well-being of the people you love.
You care so much.
Your business is meaningful. It provides support for the people you love and for the people it serves. You want to see it continue to provide that support beyond your lifetime.
Your legacy includes the work you do and how it supports your family for many generations.
You aren’t in business simply for the money, but you live in the world for the impact you are leaving.
You want to do things the right way and know that everything has been taken care of without you being the one to do it all.
You appreciate guidance from a trusted advisor who gets it.