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Farm Estate and Succession Planning

RSS By: Andrew Zenk

This blog focuses on making complex and difficult topics in estate and business planning understandable and applicable to the reader.

Andy is an Agribusiness Consultant for AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Fargo N.D., a farmer owned cooperative and part of the Farm Credit System serving eastern North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota.

Complete Estate Plan - Ancillary Documents

Sep 20, 2011


Continuing with the “estate planning overview” discussion, there are other documents that an estate plan should include: a durable financial power of attorney, a health care directive and a living will. A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to take care of your financial affairs should you be unable to on your own. A health care directive allows you to appoint someone to make decisions regarding your health care should you be unable to on your own. A living will is your advanced directive on whether to continue or cease artificial life continuation procedures should you be near death. Each state has their own specific rules regarding these documents. Accordingly, it is important to talk specifically with your estate planning professional when handling these.
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