The COVID-19 has disrupted nearly every facet of our lives. It has impacted the way we do business, the way we have fun, and the way we communicate. It has changed our approach to entertainment, religious observance, and more. And of course, it has also prompted many of us to think more seriously than ever before about issues of mortality.
Indeed, if there is any one takeaway from COVID-19, perhaps it’s that we are all more vulnerable than we think. The outbreak of a deadly virus reminds us that life is finite and that none of us can ever know for sure what tomorrow will bring.
That’s obviously a frightening thought. And yet, there are ways to prepare, and to put at least some safeguards in place against the unpredictability of the world. The estate planning process, and especially an advance health care directive, can help.
As you think about your own mortality, and about some of the challenging questions raised by coronavirus, here are a few insights from an advance directive attorney.
These are just a few key facts to keep in mind with regard to advance health care directives and powers of attorney.
Many of us are feeling fragile and uncertain. That’s perfectly normal. But please know that there are some estate planning steps you can take that might offer some peace of mind. In particular, you can consider an advance health care directive.
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