An Unsusual Family Tree

Think your family has problems? Consider the marriage mayhem created when 76-year-old Bill Baker of London wed Edna Harvey.

She happened to be his granddaughter's husband's mother. That's where the confusion began, according to Baker's granddaughter, Lynn.

"My mother-in-law is now my step-grandmother. My grandfather is now my stepfather-in-law. My mom is my sister-in-law and my brother is my nephew. But even crazier is that I'm now married to my uncle and my own children are my cousins" (Source: Campus Life).

Now you might not have a family tree like that, but if you're like most families, there is an even greater potential for confusion on the horizon for your family. It happens when Mom and Dad pass away without a simple Estate Plan to pass along their values and valuables to the next generation.

Fortunately, this headache can be avoided by setting up what Christian financial expert Dave Ramsey calls a "Love Drawer." A wonderful way to bless your family, a "Love Drawer" is simply where you keep all the documents your family will need in one place, such as your Will or Trust, Power of Attorney, and other financial and legal documents.

We trust that by taking this step, you will experience the truth that "God is not a God of confusion, but of peace." (1 Corinthians 14:33)

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Interested in more information about creating or updating your Will or Estate Plan? Contact Dave Bustraan at Mission India by calling (616) 453-8855 or toll-free 877-644-6342 or email

This is general information and is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Please consult your own advisors.

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