It’s extremely devastating to lose a loved one. We tend to experience bouts of crying, emotional pain, and anger, and no amount of therapy or medicine seems to help. No one knows this better than Dave Hanley, who had to deal with the 5 stages of grief and so much more. It’s difficult enough to stay sane when you’ve lost one parent, but imagine losing both of them. It can feel like a part of you has died right along with your loved one, and there’s certainly nothing that can fill that void. To add to that, you also have to deal with lawyers and court hearings to figure out who gets what and what goes to whom, but here’s how Hanley found a way to come out of the darkness.It wasn’t exactly something that gradually happened. It occurred pretty quickly and like most people, Hanley was overwhelmed by the horrible loss of two of his favorite people, whom he’d never see again.
The sun will always come out tomorrow. Concentrate on the positive and good things will come. But all work and no play make for a real dull person, which is the last thing Hanley wanted to be.
Even they knew they wouldn’t be around forever, which is why they had even purchased their headstones ahead of time. That way, Hanley and his siblings wouldn’t have to worry about anything other than grieving.
Shortly after his father died, his mom’s health started to take a turn for the worse, and this included a series of unexpected falls and even memory loss, which took her away from him and his sisters.
As they grieved and said goodbye to their parents, Hanley found that he longed for those wonderful memories when they were all together as a family, but it pained him to know that would never be.
All he wanted to do was sift through his parent’s stuff and remember the good times he had experienced with them, which can be both a blessing and a curse, but that’s all part of the grieving process.
But the devil is in the details, and even the most organized revocable living trusts, like the one Hanley’s parents had, can lead to issues when hidden assets are discovered.
It’s difficult to become an accountant when your own emotions are your own worst enemy. All you want to do is crawl into bed, curl into a ball, and cry, not fiddle around with numbers and a calculator.
But there was one thing that made Hanley feel like a prisoner besides his grief, and that was the fact that when he moved his mom from the family house into a new home, he created an unforeseen problem.
After she passed, he realized that the family trust didn’t detail ownership when they bought the new house, the property ownership shifted, putting him between a rock and a hard place.
Fortunately, he managed to avoid all the costly legal hassles of probate by adding his mom’s last home to the trust using a legal instrument called a quitclaim deed, which allowed Hanley to become the grantee of the estate.
Unfortunately, when his mom passed away, all of her accounts were frozen, which means Hanley had to pay the funeral costs and estate costs out of his own pocket. Fortunately, he had enough funds to make it work.
He had to juggle grief with real estate issues, powers of attorney, legal processes, and trust funds, to name a few. But it made him realize how important preparation is for when his time comes.
Grief is like a winding stairwell that you struggle to climb up and out of. So, that’s when he came up with the [Tomorrow] app, which would allows you to make future financial decisions. The Tomorrow App is available in the IOS app store and will allow you to create a free will and a free trust, as well as manage everything inside the app for absolutely free. : https://smart.link/5a021456fbab4