“Will” You Be My Valentine? Event Recap: Celebrating Love and Security with the Junior League of Pittsburgh
On Saturday, February 10th, the Junior League of Pittsburgh hosted a unique “Will” You Be My Valentine? event at Field Day in Pittsburgh. This lighthearted and informative gathering offered attendees the ultimate gift for their loved ones: peace of mind through estate planning.
The event kicked off at 11:00 a.m. and continued until 1:00 p.m., welcoming both League members and the general public. Guests enjoyed delicious bites and refreshing cocktails, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available. The festive atmosphere was further enhanced by the Valentine’s Day theme, reminding everyone that love can be expressed in many ways, including through thoughtful planning for the future.
The highlight of the event was a presentation by trusted attorney Ashley Sharek, Esq. of Entrusted Legacy Law. Ms. Sharek demystified estate planning, making it accessible and understandable for everyone, regardless of their age, wealth, or marital status. Her engaging presentation addressed key questions such as:
- Why is an estate plan the ultimate love letter?
- How can it protect your family’s financial future and minimize stress during difficult times?
- What are the crucial elements you need in your plan, regardless of your legal past?
- How can you ensure your love story is kept private and handled according to your wishes?
- How do you maintain and update your plan to keep it relevant?
- What is the true cost of estate planning, and how can you avoid costly mistakes?
Ms. Sharek’s expertise and warmth put the audience at ease, encouraging open dialogue and thoughtful questions. The event successfully demonstrated how estate planning is not just about legal documents, but about expressing love and care for the well-being of your loved ones.
Overall, the “Will” You Be My Valentine? event offered a valuable and heartwarming experience. It served as a gentle reminder that love extends beyond the present moment, and that planning for the future is a thoughtful and romantic way to show your loved ones how much they mean to you.
ABOUT ASHLEY SHAREK:
Attorney Ashley Sharek’s estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. She excels in guiding her clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Her considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out, or looking back on a life well-lived, Ashley will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come. Ashley is a member of the Elder Counsel, a national organization of trusts and estates attorneys and other legal, tax, and business professionals who design sophisticated planning techniques for individuals and families. Ashley resides in Wexford with her husband, Tim, and their two dogs, Parker and Ella.