The Law Offices of Michaella Levandoski, PLLC want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. This is the time of year family gathers together to celebrate. Many families enjoy this time of year, and it is a great time of year to reflect on all the changes that have happened in the last year and changes that are to come in the new year. The Law Offices of Michaella Levandoski, PLLC want to encourage you to review your estate documents to make sure that they are up to date and still reflect your wishes. Think about who is getting what, and who you gave power to make decisions for you, is that still what you want? Are those decisions still the best decisions or have circumstances changed and those decisions need to be rethought? For example:
Do you still want your niece to get the china set, or is something your son should get?
Your sister now how four kids, if something happens to you and your spouse do you want her to be the one to take in your kids or should it be your sister-in-law who only has one?
Your mom was the one who had medical decision making authority, but now your child is an adult, would you rather your child make the decision for you?
If you are in North Carolina please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Michaella Levandoski, PLLC to discuss estate documents and end of life documents. If you are outside of North Carolina please contact a lawyer near you who focuses on Estate Planning.
Sadly, not all families get along. For instance, in 2009 in Florida and physical altercation occurred in a family home over the stuffing used for the turkey. If something like this happens at your family gatherings, please consider having estate documents in place to prevent chaos like this at the end of your life.