The Right Direction

1/13/2017

Experts say we will soon “drive” self-driving cars that can take us wherever we want to go while allowing us to sit back and sleep, play chess, read, or do anything else that helps us relax.

While that may be the future, most people are not ready to turn over control and trust self-driving cars. Can a self-driving car get you where you want to go? Will it stay on the road? How will it handle something unexpected?

When it comes to our future and the safety and care of loved ones, many of us would not relinquish control to a car that was on autopilot. What if it did not work as intended? Yet, when it comes to our finances, healthcare, and our estate plans, many of us have freely chosen to give up control to a system that is random and ill-equipped to make the kind of decisions we can best make ourselves. Under state law, if you are incapacitated or pass away without a plan, someone else will make important decisions that could affect you and your loved ones.

For example, if you die without a will or trust, a court will determine how your assets are distributed and that may happen in a way that does not reflect your wishes.

Don’t leave your legacy to chance.

It’s easier than you might think to write a will and provide for the people and causes that mean the most to you. We can help you gather the information necessary to create your plan using our estate planning guide.

Contact David Battles to request your free guide: dbattles@okumf.org or 800-259-6863. Also, let us know if you plan to include United Methodist ministries in your estate plans so we can make sure your gift goes to help the causes that mean the most to you.

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