Just because a Florida adult is single does not mean he or she doesn’t have the need to plan for the future. Long-term planning is important for adults of all ages, regardless of their marital state. While their estate planning needs may be different from those who are married with children, single adults would be wise not to overlook the benefit of having certain types of legal and financial plans in place.
The power to decide
Single adults likely want to have a say over what will happen to their property if they pass, and they deserve to have a say over any medical care they may need in case of incapacitation. By drafting a will, a single adult can determine where his or her money will go, whether it’s a family member, charitable institution or somewhere else.
Through a will, one can also outline personal wishes for the care of any pets left behind. They can also draft documents that allow them to identify the types of medical treatment they may or may not want if incapacitated. They can also draft documents that name a trusted individual to make important legal and medical decisions on the maker’s behalf.
Estate planning is for everyone
Planning for the future is an important step for each Florida adult. While many people turn to online resources for planning, there is significant benefit in working with an experienced attorney who can provide guidance on the right plans for the individual situation. A single adult may benefit from seeking an assessment of his or her estate and potential estate planning needs.