The Wall Street Journal on October 6, 2020 had an article about last instructions should you become
incapacitated or die. Here are the top five concerns people have:
- Not being a burden to my loved ones
- Having some control over medical interventions
- Being the one to decide what happens to my belongings
- Being sure that my financial situation is managed properly
- Having some control of my end of life and legacy
Knowing these concerns, we can be proactive. For example, having a will or a trust in place will direct
how you want your assets distributed instead of the court. Also, this will help with end of life decisions.
Having a medical power of attorney in place will let medical providers know your intentions. A good
estate planning attorney and financial planner are important to work with to ensure these concerns are
addressed. There are people I know and trust that I can introduce you to if so desired.