Many adults think that they have plenty of time to create an estate plan. However, you just never know when something is going to happen that will require your loved ones to follow the plan. If you’ve been putting off setting the plan, think carefully about how much peace of mind having these plans will give you.
We know that thinking about all these decisions isn’t easy, but once you have made them, you will be able to relax some. Remember that your estate plan can be useful long before you pass away. You have to think about things like who is going to make decisions for you if you’re incapacitated. The individuals you choose will be named as the powers of attorney over either health care, finances or both.
You can also outline your plan for medical care. These plans are written out so that your doctors and others involved in your care know what you do and do not want. You can be as detailed as you feel you need to be when you write these plans out. If you don’t want to be resuscitated, you need to execute a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order and have it on file with the appropriate medical facilities. Just remember that emergency medical services (EMS) won’t be able to comply with this if they get called out.
We can help you to get all those points set up in your plan. We’ll also work with you to draft your will. If you need trusts set up, we’ll handle that for you. In order to ensure that we have your estate plan arranged how you want, let us know your goals and any other pertinent information when we get things together.