We have talked about powers of attorney, Wills and probate processes in the past couple of months. Possibly you nodded off while reading them, or skipped them entirely. I understand. We don’t like to think about incapacity or death. Also, estate planning is not really for you—it is for those you leave behind. It often takes an unexpected jolt or tragic occurrence to make us say “Oh no! I should have…” or “How awful! He forgot to…” But at that point, it is often too late.
Let’s look at two real life incidents that may make you take action: