Proudly Protecting the Legacies of Lawrence Residents
While most people understand the importance of making a will or healthcare proxy, it’s usual to delay taking action for years, or even decades. Regrettably, the future is unpredictable, and we may find ourselves in need of important and creating legal documents sooner rather than later. The Law Office of Henry Lebensbaum is here to make sure your future your wishes are honored. We can help you establish a will and designate a healthcare proxy so that you can rest assured with the knowledge that your life and your legacy are in good hands.
The Importance of a Will
Many people assume that only elderly or wealthy individuals need to put a will in place, it’s a good idea for any adult to consider creating a will. Even people in their 20s or 30s should think seriously about creating a will, especially if they are newly married or have recently become parents. A will is a legal document that specifies how your assets will be handled and dispersed after your death. You can also appoint legal guardians for your children in your will. Without a will, the Massachusetts law and the court will have to step in to oversee the administration of your estate, meaning that your wishes may not be known or honored. By putting a will in place, you can ensure that your vision for the future is documented and respected, even after you are gone.
Designating a Healthcare Proxy
While it may be unpleasant to think about a time when you are no longer able to express your wishes for your health care treatment, it’s important to plan for a variety of scenarios to ensure that your wishes are known and respected, no matter what the future holds. Even young people may become incapacitated by a serious accident and unable to state their treatment preferences. By designating a healthcare proxy, you are choosing a trusted individual to make these important medical decisions on your behalf. Your healthcare proxy will advocate for you, making sure the medical professionals understand and respect your documented wishes.
On Your Side
It’s never too early to plan for the future. At the Law Office of Henry Lebensbaum, we are committed to helping you understand your options for protecting your future wishes and your legacy. We will listen carefully to your concerns and goals so that we can develop a customized plan to address your specific needs. We invite you to reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can begin to safeguard your future.