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The document may be well written but is your spouse prepared to handle it?

You should speak with your spouse and prepare them to handle your estate plan when the time comes, according to Forbes in “5 Questions You Should Ask Your Spouse Today.”

Your spouse needs to know what to do if you ever become incapacitated. Your spouse needs to know what to do if something happens to you and you pass away before your spouse.

At the very minimum, your spouse needs to know where to find your important documents.

This is important even if your spouse has no responsibilities in your plans. Your spouse is going to be one of the first to learn that something happened to you, so your spouse must know whom to contact.

An estate planning attorney can advise you in creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances and then it would be wise to bring your spouse into the loop.

Reference: Forbes (July 26, 2017) “5 Questions You Should Ask Your Spouse Today.”

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Mr. Amoruso concentrates his practice on Elder Law, Comprehensive Estate Planning, Asset Preservation, Estate Administration and Guardianship.