Life is full of transitions. Advance preparation of appropriate legal documents will ease the burden when those difficult transitions arise. By preparing important “life transition” documents ahead of time, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you, your loved ones, and your investments are firmly protected even in the most troubling of circumstances.

Are you wondering what time is the right time to attend to these matters? The answer to that question depends on your specific life circumstances and needs.

At various life stages and personal milestones, legal documents become crucial. Whether you are starting a family, buying a home, launching a business, looking into retirement, getting a divorce or considering end-of-life planning, different events warrant different legal considerations. And these different legal considerations demand different paperwork.

Although the paperwork that you might need as you move forward in life will inevitably be unique to you, the following important legal documents checklist is a great place to begin any journey toward timely legal document preparation.

Financial Legal Documents

Depending on your profession and investments, you may require any number of critical financial documents to give yourself legal protection as you conduct the transactions that go hand-in-hand with life’s many changes. One financial legal document that everyone should consider is a durable power of attorney for finances, which gives someone else the authority to manage your financial affairs if and when you can no longer do so.

Medical Legal Documents

Similar to a durable power of attorney for finances, a durable power of attorney for health care allows the person (or “agent”) of your choice to make important decisions on your behalf. In this case, it means giving a chosen agent the power to make health-related decisions on your behalf if you are rendered unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to communicate medical choices on your own.

Dissolution of Marriage Paperwork

Common legal documents associated with the dissolution of relationships include termination of domestic partnership papers, legal separation papers, and annulment papers as well as divorce papers. Of course, there is also important legal paperwork involved with determining and specifying child custody and support agreements.

Documents to Have Before You Die

If you are an adult who has yet to create a will and/or a living trust, now is the time to do so. We never know when tragic events may take our lives, and you don’t want to be late completing this task.

For More Information

To learn more about how to secure your future through legal document preparation, contact a knowledgeable industry professional at First Class Signing Service. After you fill out our quick and easy online document order form, we will prepare the requested document, schedule an online or in-person meeting with a notary, record your document electronically, and perform other document preparation and authorization functions as needed.

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