Spring is upon us, and many of us have rolled up our sleeves for some Spring Cleaning. What about your “legal house”? Is it time to freshen up your legal documents? Understanding who would be in charge of your affairs in an emergency or health challenge is important, and there are legal documents that will help you decide these things far in advance of a health problem.
Designating a Power of Attorney empowers you to choose someone to carry out your wishes in the event that you become unable to. Preparing your Health Care Directive in advance empowers you to articulate your choices, sparing your healthcare providers and loved ones from making difficult decisions without your input.
We will also review ways to structure your will or trust so that you can avoid a long court battle, how to choose a beneficiary, and key things to know about taxes and life insurance. Join elder law attorney Judith D Grimaldi as she explains how to get your legal house in order.