Tommy Hanson of the Atlanta Braves passed away last week from Catastrophic Organ Failure. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher was experiencing trouble breathing on Sunday when he was rushed to a nearby Atlanta hospital. The death was completely unexpected as the pitcher was only 29 years old and appeared to be both healthy and strong. “Big Red” as he teammates affectionately called him, will certainly be missed.
This tragedy is a reminder of how short life can be. Most of us make the common mistake of thinking that we have plenty of time to get everything in order but tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us. Do not assume you are too young or not wealthy enough. Instead, contact the office of Wild, Felice & Partners, P.A. today for your free consultation. Sit with one of our experienced estate planning attorneys and allow them to help you:
1. Identify your assets
2. Identify and achieve your goals: Is your biggest concern designating a guardian for your children? Or perhaps you wish to ensure your family is not subjected to probate. Perhaps you wish to control your assets from beyond the grave. Whatever your goals are, allow our attorneys help you to achieve them.
3. Help you choose the correct technique for protecting yourself, your wealth and your loved ones: There are many techniques used to protect yourself and your family. Your goals will determine which technique is best for you. Some of these techniques include: The Last Will and Testament, Irrevocable Trust, and a Living Trust.
4. Durable Power of Attorney: A durable Power of Attorney allows you to designate and authorize someone to legally act on your behalf, in the event that you are unable to do so. Not having one could mean that someone you don’t like could make your financial decisions.
5. Healthcare Surrogate and HIPAA Release: A HealthCare Surrogate allows you to designate and authorize someone to legally act on your behalf and make important healthcare decisions, in the event you are unable to do so. A HIPAA release will allow the authorized individual to pull your medical records to aid in making important decisions.
6. Living Will: The Living Will will convey your wish to either be kept alive artificially or instruct the doctor to pull the plug.
Life is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Create an estate plan today to protect yourself and your family for tomorrow.
For more information on successful Florida estate planning and asset protection techniques, please contact the South Florida law firm of Wild Felice & Partners, P.A. at 954-944-2855 to schedule your free consultation
It’s a Wild world. Are you protected?SM