As we’ve seen in recent months, Mother Nature can wreak havoc on us with little to no warning. Even when weather forecasters predict a coming storm, it’s still difficult to know when and where the most damage will occur. We all try to safeguard our homes and possessions against damage. Your most important documents also merit consideration. When preparing for an upcoming disaster, make protecting your important legal documents a priority.
Hopefully, your Will, deeds, powers of attorney, birth certificates and the like are organized and kept in one location. If not, take a few moments to gather these documents and put them in a safe place.
But what are the best ways to protect documents?
Give copies of your Will and other documents to trusted family members, executors, trustees. In the alternative, at least make sure your family members know where the originals or copies of your documents are located. Your family doctor should get a copy of any health care directives.
As you prepare your home for a natural disaster that may flood your home or expose its contents to the elements, spend a few moments putting your important document in a safe place. Taking them with you is also an option, but slip them into waterproof storage bags first. However you choose to protect your documents, let your family know. You could save them time, money, and stress.
We look forward to helping you preserve and protect your legacy through strong estate planning and careful protection of your documents. Please call us at 772-324-9050 to schedule an appointment or complete our convenient Contact Form. Located in Palm City in Martin County, we also serve other surrounding areas like Stuart, Hobe Sound, Port St. Lucie, and Jupiter.