Which Legal Tools Will You Need for Your End of Life Plan?

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Passare.com shutterstock 382368697 Which Legal Tools Will You Need for Your End of Life Plan? Family Executor EOL end of life planning end of life death AHD Who will help you manage your final care, services and personal assets? Choosing the right legal tools can make all the difference in the world to loved ones after you are gone.

Your end of life plan will include legal documents that appoint individuals who will protect your interests and help you carry out your wishes. Whom you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and preferences. You may find that choosing the same person to fulfill multiple roles works best.

Legal Team Members

It’s important to appoint one or more persons you trust to legally care for dependents, manage your medical and financial matters if you become unable and to ensure that your final wishes are carried out after you pass away.

Consider appointing these people to manage legal matters if you become unable:

Healthcare Proxy (HP) or Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA)Β 
An HP or MPOA gives legal power to the person you appoint to make your healthcare or medical decisions

Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) or Financial Power of Attorney (FPOA)
A DPOA or FPOA gives legal power to the person you appoint to act on your financial matters

Legal Guardian for Dependent Children or Adults
A legal guardian is a person you appoint to take legal responsibility for the personal and property interests of your dependents

Attorney
Your attorney can advise you or your representatives on end of life legal matters

Executor
An executor gives legal power to the person you appoint to carry out your final wishes for your physical estate in your will after you pass away

Read the full article on who should be or your end of life team here.

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