When most people think of New Year’s resolutions, they think of dieting, exercise, starting a business, or making more money.
Only about 10% of people who make resolutions stick to them.
What happens to the other 90%?
Old habits die hard, and giving up favorite foods or committing to a biweekly gym date is hard to keep up.
An often-overlooked strategy for keeping your New Year’s resolution is to build yourself some scaffolding and support.
● Fitness seekers – get a gym buddy
● Dieters – find an accountability partner, or a spouse willing to learn new recipes
● Business Owners in America’s Dairyland – secure the services of a Wisconsin business lawyer (and no, your business does not have to involve milk or cheese).
Business lawyers are indispensable for helping a business make more money, which is great if that’s one of your New Year’s goals (and if it isn’t, maybe it should be). And if more time with family and friends or self-care is important to you …a business lawyer can help you there too. Business lawyers are not just there to fend off frivolous lawsuits (although they can do that). They can help you set up employment policies, contracts with clients, and agreements with suppliers. By helping you defend the financial interests of your business, they’ll save you money, and by dealing with the legal paperwork, they’ll save you time (and stress).
A Wisconsin estate planning attorney can also help you with another often overlooked area of life that should be part of your New Year’s resolutions: preparing for what happens if you are incapacity.
Most Americans are ill-prepared for transferring their estate to their heirs if they were to die or having proper Power of Attorney documents in place for healthcare and financial situations that often arise long before death. An estate planning lawyer can help you facilitate and execute the transfer of your assets in a way you would be happy with and ensure your wishes are followed anytime you might be incapacitated. Though mortality is not something most people contemplate on New Year’s Eve, forward-thinking Americans will be happy if they resolve to create a plan around their estate.
McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel can help facilitate such estate planning, along with providing legal services for your business. If however, you are looking for a gym buddy or dieting partner, you may need to look elsewhere.