Surely we are all familiar with the old adage “Carpe Diem.” This popular Latin phrase translates into “seize the day,” “live life to the fullest,” or “live each day as if it were your last”. But what does it exactly mean to live the day as if it were your last? Tim McGraw probably best summed it up in his heart-felt hit song “Live Like You Were Dying.” He would go skydiving, rocky mountain climbing, ride 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fumanchu, love deeper, speak sweeter and give forgiveness he’d been denying.

Most people however would not stop to consider what would happen to the people they would be leaving behind. In other words, how to reach out to their loved ones by making sure they are fully protected. It’s bad enough your family members will be in mourning and grieving your death after you are gone. The last thing you want to do is subject them to serious financial consequences because you didn’t get your estate in order.  With the help of a caring and well-seasoned attorney, you will be able to best structure your assets while minimizing estate related taxes and protecting your loved ones from claims of third party creditors.

There is a medley of estate planning tools that you can choose ranging from Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney to Health Care Surrogates.  A qualified and well-experienced attorney will guide you through the process and equip you with these necessary tools so you can rest assure your family is well protected after you’ve finished living your life to the fullest. So the next time you are contemplating jumping out of an airplane, think about your family first. After all, you only get to die once…so seize it the right way.

For more information on successful Florida estate planning and probate, please contact the South Florida law firm of  Wild Felice & Pardo, P.A. at 954-944-2855 or via email at to schedule your free consultation.

It’s a Wild world. Are you protected?