Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Estate planning is an important and intricate process. It is vital to ensure that all of the documents you need to protect your estate are in order and that your loved ones are protected. Don’t let simple mistakes thwart your plans for your estate. The following is a list of common, but easily avoidable mistakes to be aware of when planning your estate. Not consulting with an expert – For those who wish to do so, there are online sites that can assist you with constructing your own wills … [Read more...]

Important Documents You Need Now

In the event of a serious injury or accident, it is vital that you have several key documents in place so that your loved ones know your desires for medical care. If you are too ill or seriously injured to tell them and there are no directives in place, the decisions will be left up to loved ones and may not be the choices you desired. The following steps should be taken now to ensure that you and your family are aware of your wishes should a situation in which you are incapacitated … [Read more...]

What is a Living Will?

A living will is a legal document which informs your loved ones and medical staff of your wishes for treatment in the event that you are injured or diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition. Also known as a physician’s directive or an advance directive, once a living will has been executed it should become part of your medical record so that any health care professionals who treat you will be aware of your wishes for care. Your living will only takes effect in the event that you are … [Read more...]