There is little in life more personal and important than healthcare decision making. Regardless of whether you are married or single, a same-sex couple or straight couple — it is important to consider and plan for who is best suited to help you make medical decisions should you be unable.

Forbes Magazine recently addressed why this type of planning is oh-so-vital.The article delivers a succinct review of the three documents designed to protect your decision making powers by allowing you to appoint the person that you believe will most closely and accurately understand your wishes for medical decision making, end-of-life decision making, and financial decisions. You can find the article here.

In a relatively simple and efficient manner, you can work with us to draft a Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive (some call this a “Living Will”). Having these documents in place will ensure that your loved ones, your partner, or your most trusted friends-who-are-like-family are able to help you and be with you should you be hospitalized.

This is admittedly one of the craziest times of the year, and while Cayce & Grove is full of pretty fun people — we understand that Estate Planning is hardly on your list of “Holiday To Do’s”. That said, once the New Year is rung in it is a great time to re-evaluate your current planning.