E43 Estate Planning- Advance Directives Basics with Susan Wideman

Susan Wideman SchaibleDo you have a will? Does it include directions for your medical care if you are unable to make or voice your wishes? If you have a will, including Advance Directives for medical care, when did you last review or update it?

Let’s get this done…

Learn the estate planning basics of completing advance directives, planning for medical care in the event of loss of decision -making ability. This is a gift that you give your loved ones by not burdening them with the knowledge that your wishes were not communicated. You will also sleep better knowing you have taken this off your to-do list.

Depending on the state you live in, you may need to complete all or some of these separate documents discussed by our guest, Susan Wideman, attorney and elder law specialist.

  1. Durable Power of Attorney
  2. Living Will
  3. Do Not Resuscitate Order
  4. Declaration of Anatomical Gift (organ donation, body to research, etc…)

If you are delayed in meeting with an estate planning attorney, it is highly recommended that you complete the online forms (FREE) until you DO meet with your attorney.

Visit http://www.caringinfo.org for downloadable forms by state.

 

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