As the old adage proclaims, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” If this was your last day would your family be ready for what’s next or have you left a mess for them to clean up? No one likes to think about or confront their own mortality, but no one shall escape it. We are born and we will die.
It is important to think about death. Life is unexpected and ever-changing. Death is inevitable and sometimes comes at unpredictable times. It takes just a few hours to put together documents that will set out what will happen to your “stuff” when you die, who you want to take care of your children, and even documents that empower your loved ones to make decisions for you and assist you if you become disabled, incapacitated, or are in a state of mind where you are no longer able to care for yourself.
Consult an attorney who can give you guidance as to which documents you may need to prepare for your future disability, incapacity or your death. Some of the documents that are or might be beneficial to you would be the following: Last Will and Testament, Trust Documents, Powers of Attorney, Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare, Living Wills, Advance Healthcare Directives. Ask your attorney what might be right for your situation so that your loved ones will be well taken care of should something happen to you.