No matter what your age or income level, a complete estate plan is vital to ensure that your needs and wishes are understood by your loved ones. An estate plan consists of documents that are important both before and after your death.
- Last Will and Testament
- Financial Power of Attorney
- Health Care Power of Attorney
- HIPAA Document
- Living Will or Five Wishes
If you currently have estate planning documents in place, it is important to remember the 4 D’s: Decade, Divorce, Death or Diagnosis. If your documents were created more than a decade ago or you have experienced a divorce, death in the family, or a recent medical diagnosis, it is important to review your estate planning documents with an experienced elder law attorney.