Compliments of the McGee Law Firm, Attorney Brandon McGee
There are some things you cannot control, like the economy or the weather. But you can do things that will provide real security in unsettling times.
Financial security is one aspect of your security and, of course, it is important to meet with your financial planner to make sure you are investing your assets appropriately.
However, real security goes far beyond that. Security is knowing that you and your loved ones are taken care of now and in the future. A complete estate plan can do that, bringing peace of mind in unsettling times. I’m sure you’ll agree, that now, more than ever before, it is vital to build a solid foundation that brings real security by protecting your assets and your family.
A complete estate plan allows you and your family to rest easier at night, knowing that you have planned for death and incapacity.
A complete estate plan includes:
- A Revocable Trust. This allows for management of your assets in the event of disability and avoids probate.
- Powers of Attorney. A Power of Attorney for Health Care allows someone to make medical decisions for you when you are unable to make them for yourself. A Property Power of Attorney appoints someone to make decisions over your financial assets and, if desired, can be effective upon your incapacity.
- A HIPAA Authorization Form. This authorization form allows people you designate to find out information about you from medical providers. Without this, a hospital might refuse to disclose even your presence in the emergency room.
- A Will. A Will is the document in which you appoint guardians for your minor children.
At night, before you go to sleep, you make sure the doors are locked and the kids are tucked in. With a complete estate plan in place, you can sleep a little easier at night knowing that the people you trust have the power to act for you in any eventuality.
We cannot control the world around us. But, just as we make sure that the doors are locked and the kids are safe in bed, we can put in place a structure to take care of things when needed. A qualified estate planning attorney, one who focuses his or her practice in the area of estate planning, can help design a plan that fits your unique needs.
After completing your estate plan, you’ll be able to relax knowing that everything is handled and the kids are safe. Sweet dreams!
Compliments of the McGee Law Firm, Attorney Brandon McGee an established member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Written By: The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys