Life Series Part IV: Medical Treatment Consent Forms to Cover Kids While You Are Away

As they approached their 15th wedding anniversary, Harry sprung a surprise on his wife Sally -- a 2-week whirlwind vacation in Europe for two in July, without their three children who attend grade school and are no longer in need of constant care.

Harry had already asked Sally’s retired parents if they could take care of Claire, Ethan, and special needs child Chloe. The grandparents responded that they were all too happy to have their grandchildren to themselves for two weeks.

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Without Children, Who Receives the Estate?

Josh and Debra knew they had a lot in common when they met: love of travel and the finer things in life, ambition to distinguish themselves in their professional careers, and a desire to serve their community and those in need.

With so much to accomplish, Debra and Josh also knew when they married that having children probably wasn’t in the cards, particularly since they both traveled frequently for their jobs.

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Spouses Don’t Have Automatic Powers of Attorney

Charlie and Sonya thought they were doing well five years into their marriage in regards to their finances and future.

After their wedding, they opened a joint bank account that included automatic deposits of their paychecks, and they named each other as beneficiaries on life insurance policies and 401(k) retirement accounts. Charlie and Sonya also met with a local attorney to draft a Last Will and Testament, but they decided not to spend the money on powers of attorney due to their good health and relatively young age.

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