Life is full of surprises and unexpected changes—some good and some more unfortunate. While it's not always possible to anticipate or plan for certain events, in many cases, having a comprehensive estate plan can provide for one’s own benefit as well as that of loved ones.
Think about it, what would happen if you were seriously injured in a car accident tomorrow and not able to communicate your wishes or directions? In this scenario, having a living will and health care proxy can aid doctors in providing one with the type and level of appropriate care. Additionally, these legal directives can remove the burden from family members of having to make major healthcare decisions on your behalf and provide them with peace of mind in knowing that they are following your wishes. Also, having a designated power of attorney means that your mortgage and bills will continue to be paid even while you are incapacitated.