It can be said with 100% certainty that none of us will get out of here alive. It’s not a pleasant topic, but one that everyone will need to address at some time before it’s too late. There are a few simple documents everyone should have: A Will, a Living Will, and a Power of Attorney.
- Will: Who gets what after you kick the bucket? The old record collection, the diamonds, the Van Gogh, the house? Oh yes, and the KIDS. Don’t let the state decide what your wishes are, put it in your WILL or Miles and Maizy will have to permanently move in with Uncle Buck.
- Living Will (also known as an advance healthcare directive): Do you remember the Terri Schaivo case? All the world watched for a number of years as family members fought for what was best for Terri, but neither side knew what really was best. Would your family members know your wishes if you became incapacitated? Would anyone disagree and cause you to live on a feeding tube for several years like Terri Schaivo? What a mess, get at Living Will.
- Power of Attorney: This document allows someone to act on your behalf in legal or business matters. How would you deposit checks if you became bed ridden? Select someone you trust can act on your behalf in such matters.
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