If you have family or loved ones, you owe it to them to take the time to execute a will and power of attorney documents. You may be surprised to learn how the State will divide your property or what happens to your children upon your death if you don’t have a will in place. Getting a will is an easy process for you and usually only requires a couple of meetings with an attorney. You won’t necessarily have to divulge your specific financial information and you may even designate how certain specific property is divided on your own, in private, if you wish.
A durable power of attorney and health care power of attorney document gives your designated loved ones the power to act for you in the event that you become incapacitated. These legal documents can give a person of your choice the ability to act for you, in your best interests, by selling property or making critical decisions about your health care if you are not able to do so yourself. Don’t leave your family in a situation where they are unable to take action for you or put them in a situation where they are stressed about who makes the decisions and what to do. Executing a power of attorney form is one of the most responsible things you can do to help your loved ones navigate through some of life’s most stressful events.
Contact us as Dowding, Dowding, Dowding and Urbom to discuss how to responsibly plan ahead by executing a will and power of attorney documents.