Plan For The Future By Preparing Your Documents Now
Any elder law attorney will tell you that one of the most considerate things that you can do as a parent is to make sure that your will, durable power of attorney and advance care directive remain current. It is best to have these three documents prepared in the state where you currently reside, and it is certainly worth the effort to have a competent attorney prepare them. We at The Law Office of Wendy A. Pierce in Fairhope, can help you prepare these documents.
How You Can Prepare Your Important Documents
Having your will, durable power of attorney and advance care directive prepared is a crucial time saver. Knowing what each of these documents does for you is a critical bonus as well:
- Everyone needs, at least, a simple will. The primary purpose of the will is to tell the world how you want your property dispersed upon your death. You should review your will every five years or so to make sure that it remains current.
- The durable power of attorney allows your appointed agent to handle your affairs should you become physically or mentally incapacitated. It is important to review your durable power of attorney every three years or so.
- Finally, the advance care directive is an essential document if you feel strongly that you would not want your body sustained through artificial means under certain circumstances.
Do Not Leave Your Loved Ones Guessing
There is no telling what tomorrow may bring, which is exactly why you should begin confirming your wishes as soon as possible. If you want to plan for tomorrow in confidence, contact our attorney by email or by calling 251-928-7988 to discuss your elder care needs today.