Living wills are an important aspect of estate planning. A living will is a document in which a person specifies what he or she wants to have happen when it comes to medical care in the event he or she loses the ability to make health care decisions. There are mistakes it can be important for people to steer clear of when it comes to these planning documents. Today, we’ll touch on three common ones.
You love your step child like they were your own biological child. Unfortunately, in the eyes of the law you likely have no legal right to make decisions for them. This includes where they go to school, medical and religious decisions and other important choices. This can be changed, though. If you and the child’s biological parent choose to pursue adoption, you can legally become the child’s other parent.