Procrastination and the unwillingness to accept death as part of life are common reasons for not having a will or for not updating a will written long ago. However, having a will and keeping that will updated is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.
Not only can a will legally protect your spouse, children, and assets, it can also spell out exactly how you would like things handled after you have passed on. A will allows you to appoint the person you want to raise your children or, better, make sure it is not someone that you do not want to raise your children. You can make gifts and donations to deserving entities. The will allows you the power decide who will wind up your affairs, ensuring that you will have someone that you trust and is capable of implementing your wishes.
A living will, also known as an advance health care directive, is a set of instructions given by you directing what types of healthcare and medical intervention you would like to receive, or not receive, in a case where you cannot make these decisions yourself. You can also appoint another person to make these decisions for you in a living will.
If you need a will or a living will, or need to review either to ensure that it still meets your needs, contact us. We will be happy to assist you.