While no one likes to think about their own passing, it is important to prepare by writing a will and leaving instructions regarding your health care and finances. To clarify many of the most-important issues regarding end-of-life decision-making, The Trust’s general counsel, Jane Wilton, spoke with elder-care attorney Judith Grimaldi, author of “5@55: The Five Essential Legal Documents You need by Age 55.” What follows are excerpts from that conversation:
Grimaldi discusses the repercussions of dying without leaving instructions in place.
Grimaldi highlights the important of planning, especially for women.
Grimaldi points out special considerations for parents with small children.
Grimaldi notes that planning can reduce family stress and disputes.