Where There's a Will
Writing a will and sorting out your inheritable assets is a task people don't want to think about.
Marilyn Chinitz, a matrimonial & family law partner at national law firm Blank Rome, LLP, in New York, stresses that people should consider a medical directive.
"That sets out the extent of the care for the parent or loved one, should they become ill or incapacitated," she said.
Chinitz also recommends getting a power of attorney for health care. Then, "fast and effective decisions can be made on behalf of the patient."
"Where There's a Will," by Joseph Gallivan was published in the New York Post in June 2022.