As the New Year starts, it’s likely your “friend in need” has resolved to deal with the many issues, emotions and new logistics they need to manage during this period of transition. It’s easy to put off the critical task of updating (or in some cases, creating) emergency family documents. Although this goal may first seem overwhelming, it will be much easier if you complete it together…and you’ll both benefit from the outcome.
Encouraging your friend to update their documents is important because often a spouse is the named emergency contact (or the default contact in most states). A current point-person needs to be named for decisions relating to minor children, health and finances. Finishing this task will empower your friend by avoiding unnecessary conflicts during an emergency situation.
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