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Who Will Make Decisions For Me If I Am Incapacitated??

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The most important thing to remember about incapacity and who will make decisions for you is that things will not happen automatically. Even for married couples.

Married couples don’t automatically get to make legal decisions and financial decisions for each other, or even medical decisions. And especially with medical privacy law in place, it’ll be hard, even for a spouse, to get medical information about you if you’re incapacitated.

So they may end up having to go to court and get a court ordered conservatorship to make those decisions for you. Unless you get the planning done in advanced. And with the planning done in advance, it’s simple to identify and name people who can step in and make healthcare decisions for you, and legal and financial decisions for you.

But again, it doesn’t happen automatically. The planning has to get done in advanced for things to be as easy as possible for your family members.

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