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It’s depressing to think about your own death, and maybe that’s why so many people don’t make a plan in case of their untimely demise. They don’t organize essential documents or name guardians for their children should a tragic event occur.
But they should. The time and effort required to pull this information together is one reason people delay. Other reasons include not wanting to hire a lawyer and indecision about who would raise their children. But it is much less emotionally taxing to get this stuff done than it is to worry about not having done it.
So here is a rundown of some of the most important documents you need to make sure your finances are handled properly and your medical wishes are followed: