Having an estate plan isn’t just for the elderly. It is important for any one over the age of 18 to start their estate plan with a couple key documents: A Health Care Power of Attorney and Financial Power of Attorney. For anyone over the age of 18 parents are no longer authorized to make health care and financial decisions for their adult child such as deciding which doctor cares for them, what facility they are sent to or signing financial documents for them to make sure their bills get paid if they are incapacitated. While most of the time the court will grant access to parents it can delay the process and add a lot of strain during an already difficult time. For assistance creating an estate plan for your graduate, contact the Menomonee Falls estate plan attorneys from McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel. This summer your high school graduate can get both of these documents free when an estate plan is created for the family. What a great time to review your own estate plan and ensure the entire family is protected especially before your graduate leaves home.
Why should you contact an attorney?
An attorney can help ensure that your will complies with the legal requirements. An attorney will also help create an estate plan that is comprehensive and does not leave issues remaining when you pass away or if you are incapacitated. For assistance with wills and estate matters, contact McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel to speak with our Menomonee Falls estate plan attorneys.