As parents, it is both exciting and a feeling of helplessness when our children join the military.
I am a huge proponent of our armed forces and believe there are certain estate planning documents younger people can use to help their parents talk with or step in front of Uncle Sam in case of injury or a medical issue.
Thus, I encourage all military families to engage their adult children and consider:
- A civilian side Health Care Directive,
- A military side Health Care Directive,
- A civilian side Durable Power of Attorney,
- A military side Power of Attorney,
- A Will, and
- Life Insurance.
Yes, there are other documents to consider too. But, this is a great start.