Family reunions can be a great time to reminisce about the past with your extended family, tell all the old stories again, and remember some of the special times you shared as a family over the years. For our family, the annual “Scarola Family Reunion” has become a cherished tradition. Reunions can also present the perfect opportunity to have some discussions about your estate plans. You can help make everyone more comfortable talking about the aging process if you set the right tone yourself – be open and direct about your own plans and preferences, then invite others to share too. No one likes to talk about death and dying, but it’s important to have an estate plan for the future and family can be a great support system to make those decisions together.
A healthy dialogue now combined with the right legal documents in place can avoid a lot of drama and dysfunction later. Take advantage of your happy times together now to help ensure a peaceful future.
What is an Estate Plan?
The following are key documents every family member should consider including in an estate plan:
· Durable Power of Attorney
· Medical Power of Attorney
· Advance Medical Directives (Living Will)
· Appointment of Guardian
If you’re not familiar with any of these important documents, call us today to schedule an appointment. We want to help you protect your legacy.