Estate planning means organizing what you own so that when you die, it passes to the persons and entities that you choose. If you have no estate plan, the State you reside in will have a default plan which may or may not represent your wishes.
Even a modest estate should have these four basic documents:
Last Will & Testament
Power of Attorney
Health Care Power of Attorney
The last two documents deal solely with your health care decisions made during any time in which you are unable to make or communicate your wishes to your health care providers. A properly appointed Health Care Agent, a person that you have chosen for this purpose, can make life and death decisions for you. Call my office today for a consultation to see what kind of estate documents are suitable for you.