With so much to think about, it’s easy to put incapacity planning on the back burner. This is even more so the case if you’re young and healthy. But that’s no reason to put it off. You need a comprehensive incapacity plan that can provide you and your family with peace of mind.
Here are some of the most common questions associated with incapacity planning:
- What is incapacity planning and why is it important?
- Who can make decisions on behalf of an incapacitated person?
- How can a person plan for the possibility of incapacity?
- What is a durable power of attorney and how does it relate to incapacity planning?
- What is a living will and how does it differ from a last will and testament?
- What is a guardianship or conservatorship and how is it established?
- What happens if a person becomes incapacitated without having a plan in place?
- How can a person ensure that their wishes are followed if they become incapacitated?
- Are there any legal requirements for incapacity planning?
- How can a person review and update their incapacity plan?
Some of these are simple to answer, while others are much more advanced. You don’t have to tackle all of these questions right now, but it’s critical that you deal with them in a timely manner. That’s the only way to create an incapacity plan that you’re comfortable leaning on.
If you need any assistance with the process, contact our law firm online or via phone at (817) 899-3286. Either way, it’s simple to schedule a consultation with an experienced incapacity planning attorney.
And remember, there’s nothing to get frustrated about. These are difficult questions to answer, but not impossible. With the right help on your side, you’ll never worry about going down the wrong path.
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