5 Estate Planning Lullabies

September 23, 2011
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Need to get your kids to sleep?  Need to get yourself to sleep?  Try singing these, and your home will be certain to get a quick visit from the Sandman.

Mary Had an Estate Plan (to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Mary Had an Estate Plan, Estate Plan, Estate Plan,
Mary Had an Estate Plan, sealed with ribbon and bow.

Every page was legal-sized, legal-sized, legal-sized,
Every page was legal-sized, and of course initialed below.

The drafter chose the Arial font, Arial font, Arial font.
The drafter chose the Arial font; conventional was apropos.

Trusts, Little Baby (to the tune of “Hush Little Baby”)

Trusts, little baby, truly need,
A settlor, beneficiary and trustee.

If that trust can’t be revoked,
It’s tough to modify, that’s no joke.

If you want your trust to change,
Revocability must be prearranged.

Another tip that’s elementary,
Your trust can be living or testamentary.

Advance Medical Directive (to the tune of “Are You Sleeping? (Frere Jacques)”)

Advance Medi –
cal Directive,
DNR, Living Will,
HIPAA Auth’rization, Power of Attorney,
Medical, Durable.

You Can Disclaim Property (to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)

If you’re a beneficiary,
You can disclaim property!

Under Virginia Code 64.1,
File within 9 months, then you’re done!

Send the P.R. a copy,
Best to be safe, not sorry!

Get a Will (to the tune of “Brahm’s Lullaby (Lullaby and Goodnight)”)

Get a Will, get a Trust,
An Estate Plan’s a Must!
This whole post has no flaw,
But it’s subject to copyright law!

You should not imply
A lawyer-client relationship
From these lullabies;
They’re for informational and educational purposes only.

Upon these words, don’t rely,
They are not recommendations,
All rights are reserved,
Let’s avoid litigation!

Rest well, my friends, and sleep tight!

 5 Estate Planning Lullabies
 5 Estate Planning Lullabies


Scott R. Zucker, Esq. is the owner of The Zucker Law Firm PLLC, located just outside the Capital Beltway in Annandale, within five miles of the City of Fairfax, the county seat of beautiful Fairfax County, Virginia. The firm focuses mainly on estate planning services for Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania clientele, and seeks to do so in an affordable and approachable way. People interested in learning more can contact Scott by phone or email.

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