Estate Planning | Advance Directives

 
Estate Planning |  Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning only addresses what happens to someone’s assets after their death. In fact, a comprehensive estate plan can provide direction during life and after death. By incorporating advance directives in their planning, people can protect themselves and their families in the event of an illness or incapacity.
What Are Advanced Directives?
Advanced directives are legal documents that allow an individual to make their preferences known while they are able to do so. This enables people to retain some control even if they are injured or incapacitated by providing a way for their medical and business matters to be handled. Advanced directives can also prevent the squabbling and hard feelings that often develop when families are forced to make tough decisions without their loved one’s guidance. This heart-wrenching situation makes emotionally difficult times even more challenging, so taking steps to avoid it is