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5 Estate Planning Must-Haves

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Here are 5 estate plan “must haves” you should have covered, no matter your age.

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5 Estate Planning Must-Haves

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  2. 2. j: "“-‘1$; "i‘}_j-DEBRUYCKERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES Did you know that elder care costs are rising tremendously every year?
  3. 3. In fact, a nursing home bill averages around $91,000 annually
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  5. 5. ;_: “‘= .$; "ig; _j-DEBRUYCKERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES Here are 5 estate plan “must haves” you should have covered, no matter your age
  6. 6. YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
  7. 7. ;: ="57;; i;§; ?g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES It’s the estate plan staple; and for good reason
  8. 8. -, _:p’-‘Q’-/ ‘;_‘?4;_: .I3EI3RUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES It serves as the foundation to a strong estate plan
  9. 9. -, _:, ’."§’; ‘;_‘? g;_: .I3EI3RUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES A will establishes who receives what, whether it’s your cash, your home or your business, after you’re gone
  10. 10. LIVING WILL
  11. 11. A living will outlines your wishes if you are incapacitated, death is imminent, or you are in a persistent vegetative state
  12. 12. ;: =,’57;; i;§; ?g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES It can be a tremendous comfort for your loved ones, not to mention it ensures which extraordinary efforts you wish to have (or not) in order to save your life
  13. 13. FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
  14. 14. -, _:, ’."§’; ‘;_‘? g;_: .I3EI5RUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES This is what determines who handles your finances if you are incapacitated for any reason
  15. 15. ;: =,’: :7;; i;i; ;?g; _:. DEBRuYCKE RE fa LAW OFFICES It could be an accident or illness or any other situation where you won’t be able to act or speak for yourself
  16. 16. ,_: ,’: :7;; i;i; ;?g; _:. DEBRuYCKE RE fa LAW OFFICES These are important elements of a complete estate plan
  17. 17. HEALTH CARE PROXY
  18. 18. ,_: ,’5j§g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES This document names someone to make medical decisions on your behalf
  19. 19. ;: =,’57;; i;§; ?g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES Be sure whomever you choose understands your wishes
  20. 20. ,_: ,’57;; i;§; ?g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES This has taken on new meaning in recent years, partly because of the new HIPAA laws
  21. 21. LIFE INSURANCE
  22. 22. ,_: ,’5j§g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES This is crucial
  23. 23. ,_: ,’5j§g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES We simply don’t know what tomorrow brings
  24. 24. ,_: ,’5j§g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES Be sure you have those bases covered for your family
  25. 25. ;, =,’57;; i;§; ?g; _:. DEBRUYCI<ERE ‘fa LAW OFFICES If you purchase it while you’re young, you’ll likely enjoy lower rates and the peace of mind is priceless
  26. 26. ;'1t‘i'--_" -. _‘_-. «‘ f: f:jDEBRUYCKE RE ' A LAW OFFICES By working with a qualified estate planning attorney, you can not only cover those five basics, but he or she will be able to provide important guidance on legal matters such as tax benefits and guardianships for your minor children
  27. 27. . 3 hi’ To learn more about estate planning and any of the documents that define it, contact DeBruyckere Law Offioes, PC today
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