The 3 Nor’Easters we’ve had in the past 10 days or so here on the South Shore and around the Boston area remind us how important it is to be prepared for whatever life may throw at us.
You might fill water bottles, ready flashlights, pile on blankets, stock firewood, or gas up the car, generator, and take other steps to prepare for the possibility of a power outage.
You can also prepare for the possibility of temporary emergencies affecting your health and/or your ability to manage your money.
The way to prepare for a storm or an emergency is the way that makes the most sense for your family and your home under all your current circumstances; that changes over the years.
Emergency responders might be able to come to your rescue to evacuate you if you wait too long, but it’s better to heed warnings to evacuate safely before then.
The new Massachusetts wills, trusts, and estates laws in the Probate code that took effect 6 years ago can make decisions about your health care, your children’s care, your sentimental belongings and everything else you have, but it’s better to make your own wishes known and your own plan for your family while you can.
Your decisions and plans changes over the years as your family and circumstances change, so your Will, trust, and estate plan should change too.
Just like Nor’easters are a predictable part of life here in New England, possible incapacity and death are also a regular part of life, whether you’re ready for them or not.
By preparing for the worst while hoping for the best, you can feel safer, less afraid, and more in control, no matter what nature brings.
Give yourself precious peace of mind and make life easier for the people you love by making sure you have a current, effective, personalized, comprehensive plan to guide them, no matter what happens or when. Don’t wait until it’s an emergency or until it’s too late.
Call DGVE law® in Hingham, Massachusetts today at 781-740-0848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about how we’re different, why you should choose us, and to take that first step toward thoughtfully preparing to weather all life’s ups and downs.