By: Neil L. Wojtal
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, many people think of the traditional gifts for their loved ones such as candy, flowers and jewelry. I would like to suggest a different kind of gift that your loved ones will appreciate much more than these traditional gifts. Why not create a Will, Power of Attorney for Health Care and Power of Attorney for Finance and Property?
When you think of gifts that will provide a lasting benefit to your loved ones, what better way to give them peace of mind than having your affairs in order and your wishes clearly spelled out in these important documents.
Your Will provides for the distribution of your property in the event of your death and gives clear instructions concerning your wishes. It will comfort your loved ones to know how you want them to handle your affairs when you are no longer there. In addition, you will save them the expense of a court process and the stress of having a judge make decisions that you could have made through your Will.
The Power of Attorney for Health Care gives specific instructions concerning your treatment in the event you are incapacitated and unable to give the care instructions yourself. It provides your loved ones with peace of mind knowing exactly how to handle your medical care when you are unable to speak for your self. This document can apply to a temporary incapacitation or one that is more permanent with little hope of recovery.
The Power of Attorney for Finance and Property provides instructions to your agent as to how to handle your financial affairs while you are incapacitated and unable to do so. Again, this document can be effective during temporary incapacitation or one that is more permanent with little hope of recovery.
You can still buy that box of candy, those flowers or special jewelry, but, in addition, why not provide lasting peace of mind for your loved ones by having these extremely important documents created. A Will, Power of Attorney for Health Care and Power of Attorney For Finance and Property are truly gifts that keep on giving since these documents not only give you peace of mind but also removes additional stress from your loved ones during a very trying time for them.
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