Now that the Super Bowl has come and gone, many men around the country are making new weight loss goals. According to a survey by NutriSystem, the average NFL fan packs on 10 pounds during the season. With the final game of season in the books, many can focus on shedding their NFL weight.
This commitment to a new healthy lifestyle could (or should) spill over into other areas of a manâs life, such as estate planning. Some believe that simply having a will is enough. However, this post will briefly explain how having other estate planning documents in addition to a will can help in making things easier when it comes to transferring money, assets and property.Â
Durable power of attorney â This document enables someone you trust to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf in the event you are incapacitated. Indeed, things are different when you pass away; but before that, it is helpful to have a power of attorney to ensure that your affairs are properly handled. Â
Health care directive â While a power of attorney applies to legal and financial decisions, a health care directive allows someone you trust to make health care decisions on your behalf. A health care directive is critical when you have family members who may have decision-making power, but do not know how to communicate effectively.
So as you embrace a new way of living to lose weight, you should not lose sight of ways to ensure that your estate is secure. Bring your estate planning questions to an experienced attorney.