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Don't put off your estate planning

The one thing in life that you should not put off is your estate planning. We all think we have at least one more day, but if you listen to the news, you should know that accidents happen every day. Not only should you prepare for your family's well-being after your death, but you should also be prepared for an unseen event that could leave you incapacitated. In the latter instance, others may end up making decisions for you if you have not made them in advance.

What is a living will?

A living will is a written, legal document that provides instructions for how you want to be cared for medically in the event you are unable to make those decisions. For instance, you are seriously injured and in a coma, have dementia and are in the late stages or are terminally ill and near the end of your life. Without a living will, your close relatives will have to make these life decisions for you. They may make them based on their emotions and not on what is best for you. By having a living will, you relieve them of this burden.

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