Friday, December 28, 2012

What is your New Years Resolution?

That time of year has come....we have to start thinking about what we want to accomplish, change or do in the new year.

There are some who refuse to make New Years Resolutions.  The people who do, more often than not, will break them.  

I want to talk about getting your affairs in order:  Do you have your Last Will and Testament completed?  What about your Medical Durable Powers of Attorney?  Your General Durable Power of Attorney?

Most people do not want to think about these things because "thinking" about them means that you recognize that life is fragile and none of us want to think that our time is coming to an end. 

Here's the problem:  What you don't think about today your family HAS to think about later. What is a simple process for you today becomes a complicated process for your family tomorrow.  
Who knows what you want.....BETTER THAN YOU?
Ask yourself these questions:
  • If you were in the hospital who would make medical decisions if you couldn't?
  • How long are you going to be hooked up to life support machines if your family has to make that decision?
  • If you were unable to pay your bills who would do it for you?
  • That safety deposit box you have all your important papers in....who is going to be able to access them when you cannot?
  • That precious item you hold dear to your heart....who is going to have it when it is no longer yours to have?
  • Who is going to make sure all of your wishes are carried out?
Don't think of getting your affairs in order as a "bad" thing.  Many clients are relieved when it is completed.  When they call they sometimes say, "We've put this off long enough, it's time."  When they leave there is a sense of relief and "can't believe that it wasn't as 'dreary' as they thought it would be.

There are many ways you can complete these documents:
  • Go to your local office supply store and buy them and fill them out.  One caution on this; make sure your bank, doctor, hospital, etc. will accept them. There is nothing worse than spending $100.00 on documents and hours/days/weeks to fill them out to only find out they cannot be used.
  • Paralegal can type these documents for you but make sure the documents they use are State approved, preferably Attorney written documents.
  • Attorney:  When you need legal advice or a trust it is essential you speak with an Attorney!
Here at Legal Edge Consulting, LLC we can type your COLORADO STATE APPROVED, ATTORNEY WRITTEN documents.  Want to know the best part?  We have Attorneys who will review these documents after they are completed for ONLY $50.00 and should you and the Attorney decide changes should be made...they are done for FREE!

If you need a trust or have a more complicated Will we have Attorneys that we can refer you to that will 100% take care of YOU and your needs!!

Here's the best part:  If you are unsure of what you need call us and schedule an appointment.  We cannot give you any legal advice but what we can do is get an Attorney on the phone who can tell you what is best for your situation.  If we can help you we will.  If we can't we will schedule the appointment with the Attorney at that time.  There is NO CHARGE for this appointment if we are unable to help you.

If you are needing to get your affairs in order call us!  Documents are completed in about 1-2 hours depending on how many documents you need and if you are an individual or a couple.  When you leave you will completed EXECUTED documents that are signed, witnessed and notarized!!

Make us your first call:  If we can help you we will.  If we can't we will refer you to a professional or Attorney that will.  Trust that whether we help you or one of our preferred referrals we will all put your priorities first.

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Monday, December 24, 2012

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house on a frigid Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on heating coals for a fire. Scrooge's nephew, Fred, pays his uncle a visit and invites him to his annual Christmas party. Two portly gentlemen also drop by and ask Scrooge for a contribution to their charity. Scrooge reacts to the holiday visitors with bitterness and venom, spitting out an angry "Bah! Humbug!" in response to his nephew's "Merry Christmas!"Later that evening, after returning to his dark, cold apartment, Scrooge receives a chilling visitation from the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley. Marley, looking haggard and pallid, relates his unfortunate story. As punishment for his greedy and self-serving life his spirit has been condemned to wander the Earth weighted down with heavy chains. Marley hopes to save Scrooge from sharing the same fate. Marley informs Scrooge that three spirits will visit him during each of the next three nights. After the wraith disappears, Scrooge collapses into a deep sleep.

He wakes moments before the arrival of the Ghost of Christmas Past, a strange childlike phantom with a brightly glowing head. The spirit escorts Scrooge on a journey into the past to previous Christmases from the curmudgeon's earlier years. Invisible to those he watches, Scrooge revisits his childhood school days, his apprenticeship with a jolly merchant named Fezziwig, and his engagement to Belle, a woman who leaves Scrooge because his lust for money eclipses his ability to love another. Scrooge, deeply moved, sheds tears of regret before the phantom returns him to his bed.

The Ghost of Christmas Present, a majestic giant clad in a green fur robe, takes Scrooge through London to unveil Christmas as it will happen that year. Scrooge watches the large, bustling Cratchit family prepare a miniature feast in its meager home. He discovers Bob Cratchit's crippled son, Tiny Tim, a courageous boy whose kindness and humility warms Scrooge's heart. The specter then zips Scrooge to his nephew's to witness the Christmas party. Scrooge finds the jovial gathering delightful and pleads with the spirit to stay until the very end of the festivities. As the day passes, the spirit ages, becoming noticeably older. Toward the end of the day, he shows Scrooge two starved children, Ignorance and Want, living under his coat. He vanishes instantly as Scrooge notices a dark, hooded figure coming toward him.

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come leads Scrooge through a sequence of mysterious scenes relating to an unnamed man's recent death. Scrooge sees businessmen discussing the dead man's riches, some vagabonds trading his personal effects for cash, and a poor couple expressing relief at the death of their unforgiving creditor. Scrooge, anxious to learn the lesson of his latest visitor, begs to know the name of the dead man. After pleading with the ghost, Scrooge finds himself in a churchyard, the spirit pointing to a grave. Scrooge looks at the headstone and is shocked to read his own name. He desperately implores the spirit to alter his fate, promising to renounce his insensitive, avaricious ways and to honor Christmas with all his heart. Whoosh! He suddenly finds himself safely tucked in his bed.

Overwhelmed with joy by the chance to redeem himself and grateful that he has been returned to Christmas Day, Scrooge rushes out onto the street hoping to share his newfound Christmas spirit. He sends a giant Christmas turkey to the Cratchit house and attends Fred's party, to the stifled surprise of the other guests. As the years go by, he holds true to his promise and honors Christmas with all his heart: he treats Tiny Tim as if he were his own child, provides lavish gifts for the poor, and treats his fellow human beings with kindness, generosity, and warmth.

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