We’ve come a long way in the past six months. Although I have a very impressive filing cabinet and hordes of documents, there was no simple way for another person to navigate through them. In addition, should there be a flood or fire, those precious papers could be destroyed leaving a confusing hunt for insurance and account information.
Finally, I had not updated my Will, Power of Attorney, or information regarding guardianship of my child since getting remarried. My new husband had never made a Will and had no Power of Attorney. Should anything happen to either or both of us, we were completely unprepared.
I was determined to remedy the situation and came up with a 6-Month Family Document Challenge to get everything in order. We set the plan in place and committed to gathering the necessary information, meeting with professionals, and having talks with loved ones. We can now be confident that we have anticipated, and handled in advance, a variety of circumstances to the best of our ability. This is an important part of acting as responsible adults, and particularly important for parents of minors.