Planning for incapacity is not something you might think about or look forward to incorporating into your estate plan, but it is very important. If you are to unexpectedly get diagnosed with a serious illness or become severely injured and require long-term care, you should have your wishes listed in writing. We understand that an accident or illness can happen at any time, and it is imperative to be prepared.
Speaking with an experienced estate planning lawyer early on is the most intelligent step you can take for incapacitation planning. Our firm has the necessary tools to help you plan for the possibility of incapacity before it happens.
It is important to consider setting up a health care directive, which are the forms which allow a particular member of your family to make medical decisions if you are hurt and cannot make them for yourself. While it may seem morbid to plan for this type of life-altering occurrence, it can give you peace of mind knowing that your family is aware of your wishes in regards to burial, cremation, life support, and organ donation.
Establishing a power of attorney is equally important, as it allows a loved one or family member to handle your financial affairs. You can put in writing exactly how you want all of your financial needs to be addressed. Your loved ones will be happy to know they are handling your assets in the desired manner, should you ever become hurt or incapacitated.
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