Legal-Ease: Include three documents among New Year resolutions

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney with Schroeder Law LLC in Ottawa. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at (419) 523-5523. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

Regardless of marital status, whether kids are in the picture, health and age, certain key documents are a key part of every adult’s moral responsibility to their family and friends. Many people think they’re too healthy or too young to worry about a will or power of attorney. However, in Lee’s opinion, every adult should have three legal document in place: general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney and a will.

Almost everyone thinks they are too young to worry about losing their capacity to make decisions or to pass away.

In fact, recently, I conferenced with several people in their late 90s who remain fully able to make their own decisions. One of them told me that she did not need to empower anyone else to help her make decisions because she is “still able to tell people what I want.”

Read more about the three legal documents that Lee recommends that all adults have in place in his article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Include three documents among New Year resolutions

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Include three documents among New Year resolutions,” by Lee R. Schroeder, December 26, 2015

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