Incapacity

June 10, 2013   Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners: Ensuring Your Wishes Are Met if You Are Incapacitated

In part one of this two-part article, we explained that proper estate planning is about creating a set of written instructions to specify how you want your property handled after your death and how you want your property and health care decisions handled during any period you may be incapacitated. We also emphasized that while proper planning is important for everyone, it is especially important for unmarried partners.   Part one addressed after-death estate planning. In part two, we’ll look at what you need to consider in case of you or your partner’s incapacity.   Who Will Manage Your Assets if You’re Incapacitated? With proper planning, YOU decide   Incapacity means you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  Incapacity may result from an i...
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