Leaving a Legacy
It’s more than just your money – 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 Batsche Law PLLC 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.
Let Me Tell You a Story
Recently my father converted old family home videos to a digital format and shared them with my brother and I. We had fun watching all of them from seeing my parents as young parents bringing home their first baby to family vacations, it was thoroughly entertaining to watch. One video however, I will treasure more than all.
It’s a short clip of my grandfather.
My grandfather passed away in 2005. It’s been almost 15 years since I last heard his voice. I had a special relationship with my grandfather. Rather, I am sure all of his grandchildren did. He had a keen way of making each of us feel special and treasured, as though we were the most precious thing in the world to him.
In the short clip I can hear him talking to me as a little girl and if you listen carefully, you can hear him call me “grandpa’s girl”. When I first listened to it, I quickly pressed pause. Rewound, and listen to it again. I teared up a bit. I did not realize how much my heart missed hearing his voice, and not only his voice, but hearing him call me “grandpa’s girl”.
I love hearing stories about my grandparents and their upbringing. I love hearing about what they were like when they were younger. I love learning about how they’ve overcome different adversities in their lives. Learning their stories has given me such peace and encouragement in knowing we all have so much more in common than I ever knew.
And that’s when I realized: Although, it would be amazing to hear my grandfather speak to me again, that is not possible. But what I can do is help my clients create this memory for their loved ones.
You Could Make a Recording, But Who Has Time?
When I was first started my practice, I would tell my clients to record a message for their loved ones and put it in a safe place or simply write notes to their children letting them know how they felt about them. But so few people ever actually did it. We just get so caught up with the day-to-day of our lives that focusing in on leaving a legacy seems to take a back seat.
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 Batsche Law PLLC 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.
We Help You Capture These Precious Moments
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 be able to provide you and your family with this gift.