Truth be told, I was never a huge fan of Ashton Kutcher… until I recently saw his speech on the Nickelodeon Choice Awards.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, take a few minutes to do it. It’s worth it.

Ashton Kutcher Video 

Ashton reveals to his fans the “secret sauce” to his success, which is that fame and fortune is the result of a strong work ethic, it doesn’t just fall out of the sky, and opportunities look a lot like hard work.

He also schools his young fans about the real meaning of “sexy”.

“Don’t buy it,” he said. “The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart, and being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you.”

A powerful message for us all indeed…but even more relevant for savvy parents who desire to do the very best for their kids.

Let’s face it. As parents we all dream of giving our children a secure home, top-of-the-line gear, memorable vacations and a leg up in this world, even more than we may have enjoyed.

But living a truly fabulous and sexy lifestyle goes way beyond just material things;it’s also about making SMART choices now to ensure your family is never robbed of opportunities in the future.

No matter what your financial picture is or future aspirations are, each parent needs the knowledge on how to protect their family from life’s unexpected risks, such as the death or incapacity of one or both parents, lawsuits, divorce, or financial problems.

These things can happen to anyone and there are pro-active steps you can take to enjoy the confidence and peace of mind of knowing that your family would be prepared to ride out the storm.

Can you confidently answer these questions about YOUR family:

• I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that my kids would be raised by the people I WANT if something happens to me or my spouse.

•If I’m temporarily incapacitated (…in a car accident, for example), I’ve put the necessary legal documents in place that would allow police or first responders to leave my kids with loved ones, and not place them in child protective services (CPS) until a judge (who doesn’t know my family or my kids) makes that decision.

•If something happens to me, I’ve put protections around my kids inheritance so they couldn’t blow their money at the young age of 18.

•If I’m remarried, I know how to properly deal with joint (and separate) assets and “blend” them in a way that protects my kids from a previous relationship and my interests if I unexpectedly pass away or the marriage ends.

•I have the RIGHT insurance in place to ensure my kids always enjoy the lifestyle I want for them if the unthinkable happens.

If you can’t confidently answer YES to these questions, NOW is the time to get EMPOWERED and learn how to get your legal and financial house in order.

You may be scared to face your own mortality, or maybe you’ve never handled financial issues for your family… but learning how is empowering! There is no greater peace of mind than knowing that you can go out on a date with your spouse or even a vacation without worrying about what would happen to your kids if something happened to you.

And here’s the thing: You can learn how to implement these savvy legal protections for your family in a way that’s easy to understand, FREE and at a fun place where parents feel right at home.

I’m talking about my Kids Protection Planning seminars, which are happening THIS MONTH at Granola Babies, Xpecting and via teleseminar. Hundreds of smart OC parents have gone through our workshops and left feeling totally in control, empowered and equipped with an action plan to make great legal and financial decisions for the future.

Here’s what a couple of them had to say:

My wife and I were ‘first timers’ and had a lot of estate planning questions, especially relating to protecting our two young boys. There is nothing scarier than the thought of what would happen to your children if you were gone. Darlynn truly cares, and it comes through. – Michael S., Irvin

We have been wanting to do it for awhile, but a trip out of the country propelled us to do it and stop procrastinating…. this was a great, easy process because of your sincerity, kindness and organization. I loved how personable you are, and family friendly. The process was very smooth and almost effortless on our part. – Jeff & Faith F., Santa Ana

So what are you waiting for? Visit to register. Attendance is free but seating is ALWAYS limited. Bring your spouse, grab a girlfriend…you can even bring your kids, but RSVP now to ensure you have a space.

***Xpecting    September 12th at 6 pm***

Granola Babies  September 17th at 1 pm

Teleseminar  September 18th at 8 pm

Come learn how building a fabulous lifestyle on a solid foundation and making SMART choices for the future can be fun after all! Set the example of what is really SEXY for your family. They will thank you for it if the unthinkable happens.

Darlynn Morgan is an estate planning lawyer at Morgan Law Group, a unique law firm that she created to truly make a difference in the lives of her clients.

She’s really good at making it easy for your family to talk about and plan for tough subjects like money, death and taxes.  For more, you can Follow her on Twitter , Friend her on Facebook or check out her Blog.  If that’s not enough, you can also find her on Linked In or Avvo.