Pour-Over Will. It works in conjunction with a living trust. It covers assets the grantor (you) have not included in the trust. Without explicit directions provided in a will, those assets would be subject to intestate succession laws established by the jurisdiction where you died.
Powers of Attorney.
Note. If you are already incapacitated, it is too late for powers of attorney. Your relatives will be forced to go to court to gain authority over you and your affairs, which could mean disagreements, resulting in a costly and emotional confrontation.
Healthcare Directive(Living Will). You state your wishes about life-prolonging procedures to be withheld or withdrawn if you have a terminal or end-stage condition, or in a persistent vegetative state.
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