Wills | The Law Office of Michelangelo Mortellaro P.A. | According to USA Today, millennials would rather live in the present moment than prepare for their future. It’s not news that millennials would rather go on an exotic trip than plan their funerals. This could be due to the fact that those people born in the years 1980 – 2000 don’t have the assets that people 10 to 20 years older than them have in their names.
But just because the millennial in your life is poor and hungry today does not mean that they don’t want to think about their futures at some point. Whether we’re talking about professionals or elder law, we can motivate the millennial generation by tweaking their future understanding of the things that they value the most.
Adventurous Travel
For many millennials, exotic vacations in far-flung locales seem way more appealing than the leisurely travel of people from other generations. But while you’re backpacking in the Amazon or walking the beaches of Malaysia, the likelihood of getting hurt can get elevated.
If you have a millennial in your life that loves to travel, talk to them about drawing up a simple will the next time they leave the country. Taking care of the details now can save a lot of trouble and heartache later down the road.
Lovable Pets
People love their pets. A recent study even showed that more millennials are adopting pets than any other generation. While pet love is grand, what will happen to the dog or cat if your favorite millennial suddenly dies? A simple solution that comes from elder law is to provide for the care of their pet in their will. While making a will when you’re only 25 may seem morbid, making sure that Fluffy or Fido doesn’t go to a kill shelter is well worth it.
Vintage Treasures
Millennials love their vintage treasures. Whether they love their vintage dress collection or won’t let anyone near their vintage records, they all spent a lot of time and even more money amassing these objects. If the thought of their vintage items getting in the wrong hands keeps them up at night, a simple will will tell you what loving home it will go to next.
The fact of the matter is that we’re all going to die. If you or some young person you know doesn’t see the need for a will, see if they will make a decision about whether they want their body to be cremated, buried, or donated to science. This start can lead to them making song choices for their memorial service or finding ways that they can have a green funeral. Since we will all die, the more choices we make now, the better.

Michelangelo Mortellaro received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix in 2003. He received his Juris Doctor from Florida International University and graduated with honors in 2006. Mr. Mortellaro’s practice areas include: Estate Planning, Probate, Medicaid Asset Protection and VA Benefits. The Law Office of Michelangelo Mortellaro P.A., helps families with their estate planning, probate and elder law legal needs. Michelangelo services clients in Tampa, Hillsborough County and throughout the adjoining counties. With 10 years experience in elder law, Michelangelo devotes his time and resources to educate the community and his clients on elder law affairs.