Planning for Incapacity or Disability
Estate planning is more than planning for death — it includes planning for any unfortunate event that could leave you unable to manage your own property or assets. Don’t let a tragedy or illness find you unprepared. Our attorneys draft health care directives, “living wills,” and financial powers of attorney to ensure that your wishes are carried out and your affairs are properly managed should you become incapacitated or disabled.
Don’t make the mistake of preparing half an estate plan. Statistics show that as our population ages, the challenges of aging will make issues of incapacity more and more important. Physical infirmity and challenges of memory related illness can leave a family in limbo for years trying to manage the payment of bills and communicating with health care providers and insurance companies absent a Power or Attorney. A well-crafted Health Care Directive can avoid conflicts between family members with respect to medical situations and relieve them of the burden of attempting to make challenging end of live decisions.