Planning for the future takes on many forms. Creating a will and deciding who will inherit what assets is just a part of the estate planning process for many Michigan individuals. Perhaps one of the most important parts of this process is planning for what needs to happen and who should make decisions if one is no longer able to make them.
Illness and injury can strike with little warning. One minute an individual is fine and living life to the fullest; the next minute, the individual is involved in a catastrophic accident and can no longer express his or her desires. In addition, many illnesses cause the individual to lose the ability to make decisions. For these reasons, an advanced health care directive is an important part of the estate planning process. With this in place, another individual is tasked with making these decisions in the event that the individual is no longer able to do so.