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Plan Your Estate Before Your Escape

July 2016


Summer is here, and it seems everyone is going on vaca-tion. Perhaps you will head to the shore to enjoy the weather or you will visit family or friends. When planning to travel, it is common to experience nervousness. What would happen if you did not make it safely to or from your destination? Fortunately, you can establish an estate plan before your trip, and quiet those fears.

Many people contact their lawyer within days of taking a trip. This is not ideal, as you should not rush the completion of your estate plan. If at all possible, you should contact your attorney no later than one month in advance of your trip. Should you find it necessary to establish a plan quickly, establish a simple plan and commit to refining it upon your re-turn. A simple plan includes a Health Care Proxy, Durable Power of Attor-ney, Last Will and Testament and a Homestead Declaration.

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by: Gina M. Barry

July 2016

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