Exit Strategies

PLAN NOW and avoid the problems of dealing with critical issues when you are least up to it

1. COMMUNICATE YOUR WISHES

--WILLS Get a trusted lawyer to write one and update it regularly. If you have a complex estate or want to spare beneficiaries the often lengthy and costly process of probate, talk to your lawyer about a living trust, which protects your assets while you're alive. When you die, a co-trustee will distribute them according to your wishes.

--ADVANCE DIRECTIVES Also known as living wills, they are the best way to ensure you'll receive the care you want if you become incapacitated. There are two types: a document detailing specific wishes (e.g., Do you want to...

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