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Current research shows that a majority of baby boomers have avoided creating a living will or health care directive because they feel young and healthy, and don’t believe they will need these important estate planning documents for a long time.

Boomers are renowned for clinging to youth, but these critical end-of-life documents can be necessary at any age. Accidents and illnesses happen to people of all ages, and not being prepared for them places an unnecessary hardship on many families and caregivers.

Living wills and health care directives are important because they let you make your own decisions, while you are still able to do so, about the person or people you want to make your financial and health care decisions for you, in case you cannot. They also give your agent or agents access to your health care information, which they otherwise cannot have due to federal privacy laws.

No matter what age you are, creating a healthcare directive and nominating a healthcare agent to make decisions for you when you are unable is essential. By making your wishes clear, you can save your family from a difficult situation.

The Flanigan Law Group provides Southern California residents with personal attention for estate planning, administration and litigation legal services. When disputes between families, arise, they are very successful in resolving legal estate issues quickly and efficiently while preserving financial and emotional resources. Contact the Flanigan Law Group at 949-450-0042.