By Jeff Wagoner, W M Law President
Well, it’s the holidays, and likely be spending time with your family (for better or for worse!). Oftentimes, the discussion will center around the kids in the family, the local sports teams and maybe even a little bit of politics. You might even discuss health issues and concerns, especially regarding the senior members of your family. Although we like to think happy thoughts during the holidays, I would suggest that spend at least a few minutes with your family members discussing your estate plan and your desires for healthcare decisions in the event you aren’t able to make them for yourself. It doesn’t have to be a downer and it doesn’t have to bring tears to everyone’s eyes. But, it can provide a great deal of relief and call into mind the more important things in life, especially at a time when everyone is busy with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
If you have an estate plan, you likely have made designations of certain family members who you want to make decisions for you in the event that you cannot. Generally, these decisions take two forms: financial or property decisions and then […]