This week, like much of Southern California, we here at Uplift Law have been reeling over the untimely passing of the great Kobe Bryant, along with his beloved daughter Gianna and 7 other passengers. There is no doubt that although Kobe’s life was cut short, his legacy will live on not only in California but around the world as well. His message of perseverance and of striving for success always, without hesitation and without giving up, has resonated not only with children who looked up to him, but also with many working professionals who admired his impeccable work ethic, us included.

In the aftermath of Kobe’s passing, we’ve actually had to field many questions regarding living trusts and estate planning. Many young professionals, in their 30s and 40s especially, have contacted us, not only lamenting Kobe but also realizing that if something were to happen to them, their loved ones that depend on them would not be protected. This conversation, although a tough one to have at any age, is an important one not only in light of this week’s news but also because it is better to be prepared no matter how difficult the subject is. As a law firm, we know what can be at stake, especially if you have outstanding debt, be it student loans, a mortgage, a car you’re still paying off, personal and business loans, etc, the last thing anyone wants is to be a burden to our surviving relatives who not only have to deal with grief, but also dealing with vulture-like debt collectors.

Have you sat down to think about and have a contingency plan in case something happens to you? Tough question to answer, but we are equipped to help. Get in touch with us to get started.