Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier writes about how uneasy most people are around the topic of death and dying and talks about how much planning is done around other life events and another unavoidable event – paying taxes.
DECATUR, GA, June 20, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Creating A Goodbye Plan.” Ms. Collier is clearly comfortable with the topic of death and wants to help others get comfortable with this inevitable part of life.
Collier writes, “You’ve probably heard the Beatles song called Hello Goodbye. Not necessarily the most compelling or insightful lyrics,” she opines and adds, “but very concise, and like everything they did, it became a huge hit.” Collier says, “I think of this song so often as I make efforts to guide my clients to a comfortable discussion about how they would like to say goodbye to those they love in this world when it’s time to die.”
As Collier points out, “The conversations I initiate with my clients and prospective clients often go a little like the lyrics to that song because so many people simply don’t want to think about, let alone talk about ending their stay on this planet! But, we’re all going to die.” She emphasizes, “It’s unavoidable, just like taxes!”
“I bet you don’t put your head in the sand and pretend that you don’t have to pay your taxes,” Collier writes. She continues adding,”So many people act as if they are going to live forever and then death sneaks up and many goodbyes never get to be said. Many loved ones get left in the chaos of deaths that occur and there were no plans in place or forethought given to that eventuality.”
“Unlike birth, where we have a pretty good idea of when a child will make its appearance,” says Collier, “death often makes use of the element of surprise. We simply don’t have a clue when our time is going to be up.” She states, “I tend to emphasize this point with my clients. When we are vital and healthy it is truly difficult to imagine being any other way. It is impossible to know if we’ll be in an accident or be diagnosed with a terminal illness on any given day.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/articles/creating-a-goodbye-plan/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.