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Controlling your health care and personal care in the future

Estate planning is something that can benefit everyone, regardless of income level or the types of assets a person has. However, New Jersey readers may know that sometimes estate planning involves more than just what will happen to your money after you pass away. It can involve planning for the care and support you wish to have in the future.

It is impossible to predict the future, but with a strong and updated estate plan, it is possible to have some measure of control over your care in case of incapacitation. There are certain estate planning tools available to you that could help you outline your wishes for palliative care, medical decisions and other health care needs. It's your body, and you have the right to decide what will happen to it.

Which tools should you add to your estate plan?

A complete estate plan is often much more than a simple will. There are various things you can add to your plan, including trusts and business succession plans that can allow you to plan for more than just your money. When it comes to your health care in the future, the following estate planning tools can ensure that you have some measure of control over what will happen:

  • Health care power of attorney: This document will allow you to name one person to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are ever unable to speak for yourself. He or she would make decisions not covered by a will.
  • Living will: This document will outline the types of care you wish to receive if you cannot express your wishes. You can explain what you want in terms of resuscitation, end of life care, organ donation and other medical factors.

You may find it beneficial to work closely with a legal ally as you craft an estate plan that accurately meets your needs and objectives. These are important decisions, and through these steps, you can protect the interests of yourself and your loved ones.

A strong plan can give you peace of mind

When you have the necessary protections in place and you know that your loved ones will not have to guess about the types of care you wish to receive, you can look to the future with confidence and security.

As estate plan is a protection that you cannot afford to live without. If you do not have a plan or need to update an existing plan, you would be wise to take quick action to do so.

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