A thoughtfully designed estate plan should also include preparing for the unexpected, such as sudden or gradual incapacitation. Although living longer allows us to enjoy more time with our loved ones, increased medical concerns and health issues are an unfortunate consequence of aging. And while incapacity is often thought of as a concern for the elderly, it is always wise to plan ahead because any one of us can sustain sudden injury or illness at any time. Regardless of your current circumstances, the best way to protect yourself is to make decisions now. We can help you do just that!
We will work to prepare an estate plan designed specifically for your situation and decisions for your care should you be unable to make them for yourself. Our plans typically include an Advance Health Care Directive and HIPAA Release which allows your chosen agents to first, know your preferences for care, and second, be granted the authority to learn about your medical condition from your physicians. We understand that this is a sensitive issue and takes thoughtful consideration for both you and your estate planner.
The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to plan for incapacity before it happens. Please reach out to our office today to discuss all your estate planning needs.