Heymann & Fletcher
January 18, 2021

Get Organized and More Secure in 2021

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It’s 2021 (thankfully) and with a new year comes new opportunities and goals. As usual, getting healthy, spending more time with family, and finally pursuing a long-term goal are at the top of most resolution lists. But, what about taking time in 2021 to pursue security and stability in a few key legal areas of our life. Here’s our top New Year’s legal advice for making 2021 and beyond a little more stable.

  1. Find and Organize Your Important Documents
    This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many of us do not have a grasp on the most important documents of our lives. From birth certificates to tax information to insurance and medical paperwork, make 2021 the year you locate and organize all of the important life information in one place. But, what’s the best way to accomplish this, and what should you keep where? This helpful article from Everplans is a great place to start.  
  2. Make an Emergency Plan and Kit
    As Winston Churchill said, “Failure to plan is a plan to fail.” And the worst time to find this out is during a disaster. Make 2021 the year where you focus on preparation, not because we want you to hoard toilet paper and hand sanitizer, but because it’s the smart thing to do. Ready.gov has extensive preparedness guides including creating a communication and travel plan in case of a natural disaster, to this simple emergency kit. While it may seem unnecessary, you’ll feel better knowing you and your family are more prepared in case the worst happens.
  3. Subscribe to a Scam-Savvy Service
    If there’s one thing we can count on in 2021, it’s that scammers will still be scamming. From identity theft to social media hacks to credit card fraud, make sure you understand how to protect yourself. You may already have fraud protection from your credit card and insurance carriers. Get to know your plans and protections and then fill in any gaps
  4. Make Sure Your Will Is Up to Date
    If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that nothing in life is predictable. From new possessions to changes in family structure, with each year your life changes. It’s only right that your will should adjust as well. From ensuring you have chosen the right executor to beneficiary information, make sure your will is up to date and expresses your most current wishes and life situation.

One thing we are sure of, if we’re going to make 2021 brighter, we need to work together. We’d love to help you update your will, provide you with legal support, and guide you on securing your future. Contact us today!

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