During the Surratt Law Practice radio show hosted by Kim Surratt with guest Melissa Exline, the attorneys recently talked about the Living Will Lockbox provided as a free service to Nevadans. You can easily access the information available on the “Living Will Lockbox” by visiting Nevada’s Secretary of State online. This service provides an accessible location for doctors to obtain documentation on your stated desires in the case of incapacity. The “living will” also known as an advance directive/declaration to physicians, explains what you want to do for life prolonging measures (feeding tubes/hydration).
In light of the recent tragedies that have forced people from their homes, threats of flood locally, and our not to distant memory of fires that swept through Northern Nevada, it is always a good idea to store your important papers in a safe place. The “lockbox” is a resource that is easy to use. Also, please make sure you get a fire rated and water resistant document holder and/or scan and store your most important documents in the “cloud” or in some sort of offsite but accessible location. Not only that, you need to have the right documents created in the first place! For those of you out there interested in talking about your estate plan, options, and the other documents besides a Will or Trust that are part of the estate plan which we talked about in depth in the radio program, please call our office, mention the “disaster planning”, and we will give you a free half-hour consultation. Don’t wait any longer – get your estate plan completed!