When considering the possibility of sickness or death, it is important to also consider the significance of living wills and last wills. Both documents will help facilitate the process of a person during sickness, or the process for the loved ones of a person during death. It is always a good idea to plan for the worst, because not only will it benefit you, but it will also benefit your loved ones. McAllen Probate Lawyers, Barrera and Sanchez, can guide you with expertise in the formulation of these documents.
During times of sickness or trauma, and medical assistance, a living will outline your medical and life support preferences so that your loved ones are spared the emotionally grueling process of making decisions or going through court proceedings. A living will, as dictated by you, can include:
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Organ donor specifications
- Whether or not you prefer to be on life support if complications arise
- Inform doctors of your wishes if incapacitation occurs
In time of death, a last will and testament is a legal document that provides loved ones with information regarding the distribution of wealth or last wishes. It will inform relatives of instructions to follow in order to honor your last will. A last will and testament include:
- An executor to properly administer distribution and last wishes
- Distribute estate, possessions, and wealth in naming beneficiaries
- Mention specifications for funeral and burial proceedings
- Appoint guardians for minor children
Each state in the US has required steps leading to the execution of your living will and last will and testament. To ensure that all legal specifications are completed with precision, consult with us at Barrera, Sanchez & Associates, P.C., in McAllen at (956) 287-7555.