Everyone should have a living will, no matter what their age. As you consider your estate planning, don’t neglect the medical portion of it. Most people are concerned with who will inherit their property when they pass, but don’t pay enough attention to their medical affairs. They think becoming incapacitated and end-of-life decisions don’t apply to them, or won’t for a long time. You never know if or when you’ll need a living will so it’s important that everyone planning for their future files one.

Power of attorney

Even if you have a power of attorney lined up, you should still have a living will. A living will directs the medical team and can help your POA make the decisions you would have chosen if you weren’t incapacitated.

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