The Practical Guide for Dealing with the Inevitable . . .
A 60 Page Workbook
"MUST HAVE" End-of-Life Directives
Simple Basic Forms Included
Comprehensive To-Do List to help you get started
Super Easy to Read and Implement
Avoid Probate Hell, Intestate Confusion & Financial Hardship
Probate Proceedings and Procedures can take up to FIVE YEARS!
If you die without a will, you die “intestate.” So plan ahead! If there is anything you should do while you are alive, it’s having your end-of-life decisions made before you die. Save your family and loved ones from hardship and give them space to grieve instead of headaches.
Your end-of-life wishes need to be put in writing so that they are honored and your property is distributed smoothly and quickly to your beneficiaries. Drawn-out probate is complicated, expensive, and time-consuming, allowing strangers and state law to make decisions for you and about you.
This best-selling workbook will get end-of-life conversations going. Planning for management of your affairs in financial and issues in healthcare. The simple basic documents that are imperative to have either witnessed and/or notarized are: Last Will and Testament, Advanced Healthcare Directive, and Financial Power of Attorney. It’s not at all hard, it just takes a little action to put your thoughts on paper.
The purpose of this workbook is to actually give your life meaning. Communicating your wishes and decisions and exploring your options in advance is very rewarding. Not only for yourself, but for your family and loved ones. Peace of mind can be achieved when you are prepared.
About the Author
"Whether you're 22 and sick as a dog or 88 and healthy as a horse,
everyone needs to complete just three documents to ultimately have peace of mind."
On his 30th birthday, Peter Callan could not count on both hands how many funerals he had attended for friends he had lost in a modern world full of calamities.
Soon after his 40th birthday, that same reality started to hit closer to home with the loss of immediate family members. After decades of observing good people battling enormous grief and not having even basic knowledge of the radical importance of some very essential paperwork and other realities around death, Peter returned to school and earned a Paralegal Certification with the purpose of writing this workbook so that he might help others with meaningful suggestions for "Life’s Tool Box."
A survivor with a grateful heart, Peter focuses on evolving as an educator regarding end-of-life issues and sharing vital information with others on the path.
Peter is a Certified Paralegal and speaker on end-of-life issues and the optional decisions and choices everyone must make before the inevitable. He is adamant about educating people who should know better about their options.
Everyone needs a Last Will and Testament, Advanced Healthcare Directive, and
Financial Power of Attorney.
PETER CALLAN IS NOT AN ATTORNEY AND DOES NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE.
KOB-TV Interview with Peter
Bestow The Everlasting Gift
"Do the right thing. Live with integrity.
Die with dignity."
"Don’t put this off. This is the most important 2 hours you will spend."
Never Too Young, Write a Will
"Shit happens, death doesn’t discriminate. You’re NEVER too young to write a will!"
Designed to Get You Off Your Butt and Start
"Don't leave a mess behind. Use this practical workbook and get it done!"
Same content, your choice of cover!
Comprehensive To-Do List to Help You Get Started
Definition of Basic Terms
Property & Wills
Joint Tenancy & Tenancy In Common
Living Will/Advance Directives
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Orders
Power of Attorney (POA)
And so much more!
"It’s the most valuable self-help book I’ve ever read."
— Bill Whaley, Professor, Writer,
"This book is an excellent resource, highly recommended. In his supremely clear and user-friendly guide for attending to end-of-life issues, Peter Callan manages to simultaneously demystify death and sanctify life. My family and I are using this workbook to make sure that we do not burden the ones we love with the details so that they can more fully show up for the deeper dimensions of our loss."
— Mirabai Starr, Author
"Painless! Mr. Callan’s no-nonsense yet humorous perspective on the inevitable that we all face is direct, compassionate and real.
A fun read!"
— Lucy Melmed, Radio & TV Producer
"Funny, smart, informative . . . This one’s got legs, what all of us need – whether you know it or not. Buy 10 and give out as birthday gifts to all your loved ones – no matter the age!"
— Ron Holtz, Renaissance Man
"This is a straight forward, simple yet comprehensive guide that deals with end-of-life issues in a clear and understandable way. Written by an experienced paralegal, the topics include power of attorney for healthcare, living wills, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, death certificate copies, and even advice for pet owners to make sure their four-legged companions are taken care of after they pass away. All the bases are covered! With a list of resources, suggested readings, estate planning forms (like last will and testament and living will, among others) and even some fun facts about death, the book a must read for everyone."
— Dr. Teresa Dovalpage, P.h.D.
"Since none of us are getting out of here alive, Prepare to Die should be required reading for all those we love and those who love us."
— Robert Silver, Philospher, Writer, Philanthropist, Survivor
"If everyone would read this book prior to meeting a lawyer, it would save them lots of time and money! Short, sweet, to the point . . . extremely valuable!!"
— Charles Mantei, Attorney at Law
"A Baby Boomer's godsend! The “not quite irreverent” take on dealing with the challenges we all face at one point or another, either for ourselves or our loved ones, this book has answers . . . even questions you didn’t know you had!"
— Sarah Russell, Friend
June 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Essential Documents Workshop
through the SFCC Continuing Education Department.
Join a document preparation seminar led by Certified Paralegal Peter Callan to help you with the three essential documents everyone needs. In this time of uncertainty you can increase your family’s financial security and leave your loved ones a road map of your wishes. Prepare a simple Last Will and Testament, NM State Statute Power of Attorney, and NM State Statute Health Care Directive. Discuss options and get your questions answered in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
To purchase Callan’s Amazon best-selling book, PREPARE TO DIE and Other Stuff Nobody Told You, visit www.lifeizshort.com. The book is $30 and is required for the class. Delivered live via Zoom on three consecutive Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. Dates are June 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
Cost of class is $129 (to SFCC) and $30 purchase of book (via www.lifeizshort.com)