By Beverly Zimmermann
“All are architects of Fate, working in these walls of Time,” is a quote from the poem “The Builders,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that expresses truth. Suddenly the week is over; then the month and then the year. In the moment, it may not seem urgent to create our legacy and protect it with estate planning, but none of us know our exact “walls of time.”
So often, we go about our life moving from one task to another. We may fail to plan or even think about how we would like things handled should we have a sudden and unexpected change in our life. Who will step up for us? Have I given my instructions clearly? Will my wishes be honored? Has something changed since I thought about this previously? What kind of legacy have I created? These concerns and more can be
managed with competent estate-planning techniques. A regular review of these questions to make any needed updates is also important.
From 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sat. Aug. 5 in Cousins Hall at the Chapel, attorney Melissa P. Walker will lead a discussion on estate planning for residents of Big Canoe. Walker has been selected by her peers every year since 2004 as a “Georgia Super Lawyer in the area of Estate Planning and Probate” according to Atlanta Magazine.
“We are so fortunate to have an experienced attorney like Melissa Walker come and lead this discussion,” said Hamilton Gadd, a member of the Big Canoe Chapel Endowment Committee. “If you have questions about your estate plans and how to protect your legacy, then you should take the time to join us for this discussion. This is a great time to think about how to design your plans in a way that honors your wishes.”
Creating your legacy may take some thought. However, your time in accomplishing this task and then protecting it with the proper estate planning documents is important to you, your family members, and those that come behind you.
The Big Canoe Chapel Endowment Committee will sponsor this event as a service to the community. Walker will present a few basics of estate planning and then open the floor for questions and discussion.
Coffee and morning munchies will be provided. Plan to join us for this complimentary session.
Register at Big Canoe Chapel Event Calendar.
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