Are you just beginning to plan for your estate? If so, there are several things to consider. Over the course of the last couple of blog posts, our estate lawyer in Cary NC has gone over ways to plan for incapacitation within your estate plan. Today, we are here with more information.
Incapacitation | Estate Lawyer Cary NC
Last blog post, our estate lawyer in Cary NC talked about a durable power of attorney. This document helps with assigning an individual to make decisions on your behalf regarding financials.
Once you have this document in place, it's important to move on to naming an individual that can make healthcare decisions on your a half, as well. This document is called a durable power of attorney for healthcare or a healthcare proxy. It is important to choose someone that you trust to make decisions on your behalf when it comes to if you difficult but possible situations. In many cases, individuals who end up in a vegetative state, leaving only on machines that keep breathing possible could need someone to make a decision that allows the individual to continue living on the machine work to pass. These are difficult decisions. End of life matters isn't easy, especially when loved ones and family members are responsible for the decisions. However, it's essential that someone is named to be the health care proxy so that end of life matters can be taken care of.
No one wants to consider the possibility of incapacitation happening. However, it is important to plan, should it happen to you. For more information, stay tuned. We will have other things to consider, as well.
Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC | Estate Lawyer in Cary NC
Remember, if you don’t have an estate plan in place or haven’t reviewed yours in several years, now might be the best time to start. Our estate lawyer in Cary NC is here to help you get your estate plan in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to an estate plan. Contact our office today to get started with estate planning.
As always, feel free to contact our office to schedule a consultation if you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in other legal matters. We are here to assist you with small business needs, trademarking, copyrighting and DWI issues.
For other blogs in this series, visit the links below:
- Estate Planning for Incapacitation, Part One
- Estate Planning for Incapacitation, Part Two
- Estate Planning for Incapacitation, Part Three
- Estate Planning for Incapacitation, Part Four