What will happen to your money if you become incapable of managing your own financial and legal affairs? Who will make decisions about your health, your body, and your personal care if you become unable to speak for yourself? To answer these questions with certainty you need to put plans in place.
We’ve introduced a new topic to our website: Planning for Your Future. Planning begins with thinking about what's important to you. It involves deciding who you'd want to speak for you, when you can't speak for yourself. And it involves preparing legal documents.
Our new pages walk you through this process. We focus on your legal rights and planning options. We emphasize the importance of making plans that align with your unique wishes, values, and circumstances.
The newly published pages include:
- A Planning Primer. Essential information you should know when preparing for your future.
- Prepare an Enduring Power of Attorney. We guide you through how to prepare this legal document. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful ways to plan for your financial future.
- Make Your Advance Care Plan: Health Care and Personal Care Decisions. Learn what you can do to ensure your wishes around health care and personal care are always respected.
- If You Need Help Now. This collection of pages describes planning options for those who already have limited capacity to manage their own affairs.
- Making Decisions for Someone Else. This collection of pages provides guidance for attorneys under powers of attorney. In the coming months, we’ll add more pages about being a representative under a representation agreement, as well as being a temporary substitute decision-maker.
Life is unpredictable. So, regardless of your age, the time to start planning is now!
Thanks to Kevin Smith for reviewing this content for accuracy.