There is also the need for prudent planning with respect to allowing others to make important decisions in your behalf. Examples include durable powers of attorney, healthcare surrogate designations, and living wills. These instruments can be invaluable in time of need.
Creating plans for the end of your life and how your assets will be handled, and by whom, is not a particularly difficult process, though it can seem confusing and intimidating to the layman. An experienced lawyer can be invaluable in drafting the appropriate documents, assuring as far as possible there is no question about your intentions, and that things will be handled the way you wish. Milne Buckingham is well experienced in providing these services.