Legal Documents for Older Adults

Think of legal documents as tools to accomplish goals. Most older folks wish to remain in control of their own lives as much as possible. The first two legal documents help you control your life during your lifetime, especially if you are hit with incapacity. A Will allows you to control how your estate is distributed after your death. Depending on your assets, you might not "need" a Will, but everyone has a body and mind and has wishes and preferences about the healthcare of their body and mind, so in my opinion, everyone can benefit by having a Healthcare Directive. Also, since everyone has a financial situation, everyone can probably benefit from having a Power of Attorney for financial matters.

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