Legal-Ease: Living earthly life to its fullest includes preparing for its end

As Lee’s uncle Steve prepares for the end of his life, one of his goals is to be sure his paperwork is in order before his death.

As part of this process, Steve has worked with Lee to identify account numbers and passwords and to be sure that his wife is a co-participant on each account.

Additionally, Lee has prepared updated powers of attorney for Steve as well as an updated will and living will.

Preparing for death in advance can help ease the burden on loved ones when it’s time to finalize paperwork.

“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” The Bible’s book of Matthew encourages us through these words to always be prepared for the end of our earthly existence.

Truly, none of us know the day or hour of our passing, but my uncle Steve Kleman has been informed by his doctors that his date may be sooner than we hope. Instead of lamenting the end of an earthly existence, my uncle Steve has decided to be proactive in his preparations in light of his doctors’ words.

Read Lee’s full article in the Lima News about the importance of preparing for death here: Legal-Ease: Living earthly life to its fullest includes preparing for its end

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. 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.

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