NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Difficult and often emotional decisions about wills, trusts and incapacity require more than a roll of the dice.
To empower clients to evaluate these complexities, DangerLaw, LLC, of Greater Boston has created an estate planning board game, with the playful name, “Why Wonder … When You’re Six Feet Under.” The game is an optional part of client consultations—just in time for the holidays, when client family members often travel from out of state and want to meet with the firm.
Tackling everything from wills, trusts, estate taxes and gifting, to health care proxies, durable powers of attorney and provisions for pets, the game is DangerLaw, LLC’s latest client education tool.
“Life is filled with unanticipated events that are overwhelming to consider, especially for those just starting a family or a business,” said Attorney Deborah Danger, LL.M. (Tax), managing member. “By mixing fun with facts, we hope to address client fears, make them easier to acknowledge, and ensure assets are protected.”
Estate planning conversations can be more complicated for DangerLaw, LLC’s diverse client base, which includes members of the LGBTQ community, people who are divorcing or starting a business, unmarried couples, women-headed households, and seniors without family or friends nearby, among others.
For example, how can LGBTQ couples ensure that their minor children stay with the surviving co-parent if the other dies? How can entrepreneurs keep their businesses running if they become incapacitated? Whom should clients name as agents if no trusted friends or family are available? For any individual: How do gifting, retiring or getting married affect asset protection and estate planning, now and going forward and at what age should children create estate planning documents?
“Everyone has to confront death and taxes eventually, so why not do it positively and proactively? We believe in the power of laughter and offer a five-percent discount to estate planning clients who make us laugh. Moreover, our website is filled with amusing estate planning cartoons, and we encourage individuals to send us more,” said Ms. Danger.