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Dealing with End of Life Decisions During Estate Planning

It is important to make your last wishes known before it is too late. This includes wishes for what happens to you if you are unable to decide or what you wish to happen with you and your items such as property and money once you are gone. Estate planning is crucial and it usually starts with a will. So when the time comes, make sure you have all of your important advanced healthcare directives completed and in one convenient place.

There are many things to think about when dealing with end of life decisions. These things include a will and a living will. A will provides thorough instructions regarding what happens to your assets, stocks, money, belongings, property and children. You want to make sure that you have all of these items in place before you are unable to because without a will, it ends up depending on the law in your state on what will happen to all of your belongings, assets, etc.

A living will is a legal document that specifies actions to be taken regarding your health if you are unable to make any decisions. You want to authorize someone that you trust to be in charge of this. This might be one of the most important advanced healthcare directives of all, so make sure you have all of the details in place. This could include being taken off life support if that happens to be the case or refusing any medical treatment.

Of course, you also want to make sure that you include what you want to happen to you in a document. This means if you want to be cremated, buried and all of the details that come up when a person dies.

Since deciding what to do with yourself and your belongings when the dreaded time comes can be extremely difficult, you will want to talk to an attorney regarding all of your options. You can never really prepare too early. In fact, it is best not to continue to put these actions off. It is a tough topic and a difficult thing to face, but it needs to be done.

 

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