Your legal health check after a Stroke
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LEGAL HEALTH CHECK
A STROKE CAN STRIKE AT ANY TIME. ARE YOU PREPARE?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I have a will?
- Do I know where it is?
- How old is it?
- Do I remember what it says?
- Have my personal or financial circumstances changed since the date of my will?
- Are the beneficiaries of my will still the beneficiaries of my choice?
- Does my will take into consideration the personal and financial circumstances of my beneficiaries?
- Who is the executor of my will?
- Is that executor still the person of my choice?
- Is my executor aware that they are the executor of my will?
- Does my executor know where my will is kept?
- Can I foresee any problems arising from my affairs on my death?
- Do I have a power of attorney? (A legal authority allowing someone to manage your assets and make financial and legal decisions on your behalf).
- Is it an enduring power of attorney? (A power of attorney, as described above, which continues to have effect if you lose your mental capacity or capacity to make decisions).
- Do I have an enduring guardian? (A legal authority appointing someone to make decisions about your health and lifestyle in the event you cannot make these decisions yourself).
- What about my partner? (Have them go through this list too!)
Don’t leave it to chance.
Seek legal guidance and update your estate plan now!
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