My husband and I finally got to go out on a date! This is a rare thing lately. Usually we are knee deep in diapers, school & work. But we knew that we needed to get out and enjoy some time together just the two of us. We wanted to use our time wisely so we came up with an unconventional date night. It helped us bond on a deeper level and something we desperately needed to do.
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Are you wondering what we did on our unconventional date night? We met with my friend Marcus, who does Estate Planning. He has his own office in Tempe, Seiter Law. I know what you are thinking….boring! But wait, before you give up on me, hear me out. We just had our second daughter and raising our girls with certain values and morals is important to us. We’ve talked about so many things when it comes to raising them so when a friend asked us what we had in place if something unfortunate happened to us, I was shocked that we didn’t have an answer.
Now, the shocking part is we didn’t act on it right away. A year went by and we still hadn’t taken action. We added another little girl to our family and eight more months went by. Then one day I got a wake up call…or text. My dear friend had been in a scary accident on the freeway with her child in the car. It was scary and things were unsure for a few hours. Thankfully everything turned out okay but it got me thinking. What if that happened to me? Who would take care of my girls? Where would they go right away? So many things started running through my head and I turned to google. We all know that can be a scary place sometimes and it usually only makes the worrying worse. I knew my husband and I had to get a system in place and protect our sweet little girls.
Marcus gave us some things to discuss before our meeting so we could have time to think and process. We didn’t have everything hammered out before we got there but that was ok. Marcus talked us through some of the difficult decisions and asked good questions. The entire process took a little less than an hour, but it can take longer if you don’t come prepared. We’ll go back and sign all the final documents in a few weeks.
Unconventional Date Night Success
We left the Seiter Law Office feeling accomplished and a little relieved. The tough decisions were behind us and I pray to God what we just put in place never has to be used but I sleep better at night knowing my girls will not be part of probate and go to a home that no one knows them until the courts decide their fate. Our family trust lays all our decisions out and it is bound by law. Having this peace of mind has been vital to my “mom worry”. It’s one less thing I have to think about and I am so grateful that Marcus made it easy. He explained things in a manner that I easily understood and gave me security knowing exactly what would happen to my babies in the event of a tragedy.
Date Night Look Details
My unconventional date night look was fun to pair together! I love wearing black and white and adding a pop of print somewhere. Today I chose to do that with leopard! I’m sure you know by now how much I love leopard, even my daughter thinks it’s my favorite color! After we met with Marcus we went to dinner at a local pizza place and enjoyed some pizza, good conversation and a glass of pinot noir.
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Have you made these tough decisions yet? If you are still in need please contact Marcus! He was amazing to work with and didn’t leave any detail unattended. He may have had to hound us a little to make some final decisions, I didn’t know some of them would be so hard but he gave us all the time we needed. His gentle nudging and advice along the way was so helpful. Contact him here at his website or give him a call.
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