National Estate Planning Awareness Week (NEPAW) is Here

A smiling woman in a wheelchair holds a yellow lab puppy in a yellow puppy cape in her lap. She is surrounded by two smiling girls and a black lab in a service vestNational Estate Planning Awareness Week (NEPAW) is here.  Don’t miss your opportunity to plan ahead, create your vision for the future, and partner with Canine Companions.
There are 7 days in NEPAW — here are 7 ways to make the most of it: 
  1. Create a will or trust to protect your assets
  2. Make a guardianship plan for your minor children or pets to ensure they’re always cared for
  3. Dictate healthcare and treatment decisions in an Advance Healthcare Directive 
  4. Protect your finances through a Financial Power of Attorney
  5. Include specific instructions for your funeral wishes
  6. Designate a beneficiary for non-probate assets like a 401(k), life insurance policy, or IRA
  7. Create a legacy to sustain Canine Companions — for years to come

That might seem like a lot of tasks — but the process doesn’t have to be complicated! We partner with FreeWill to provide a free estate planning tool you can use to check all of these important items off your list and get peace of mind for the future.