You’re Never Too Young To Plan

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boomer couple 150x150 You’re Never Too Young To PlanA poll by Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com has found that 64 percent of baby boomers currently do not have a living will or health care directive – and many say that the primary reason they don’t is because they feel healthy and young.

Baby boomers are notorious for denying the onset of old age, but a living will and health care directives have nothing to do with age.  Consider the case of Terry Schiavo, who was only 26 when she collapsed at her home and started a nationwide debate – and years of court battles — about end of life care.

Living wills and health care directives allow you to make your wishes known about who you want making decisions for you in case you become incapacitated, and what kind of medical treatment you want – or don’t want – should you be unable to speak for yourself.

No matter your age or health, creating a healthcare directive and nominating a healthcare agent to make decisions for you when you are unable is essential. It not only eases the way in the hospital in case of emergency, but making your wishes clear will save your family from a difficult situation. Ask your estate planning attorney about executing Advanced Healthcare Directive as soon as possible. Don’t just do it for yourself, do it for your family.

Get started by contacting our Orange County asset protection estate planning law firm as soon as possible.

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