Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 4 5
Results 41 to 46 of 46

Thread: when the chips are down?

  1. #41
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bosque County, Texas
    Posts
    3,040
    I think that is one of the scariest things to face, that and the people whose children abandon them when they are old.
    At some point you maybe should investigate assisted living facilities while the two of you are still together.

  2. #42
    Super Member damaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Barnesville GA
    Posts
    3,212
    Quote Originally Posted by donnalynett
    My husband and I have all paperwork and wills, etc....done however I do wonder what will happen to me if he passes first? I have no children. Who will take care of me?
    Sometimes it doesn't matter if you have children they end up not taking care of you anyway.
    You need to make sure you have a plan in place and the money to take care of yourself.
    Right now I am living with my brother. so at least I have a roof over my head. Who knows how long that will last.

  3. #43
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    7,741
    Something else to do, is to have someone that you trust will honor your wishes as to your living will, named in your will, in case something were to happen to both of you and neither one were able to make medical decisions.

  4. #44
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    135
    I would include your son in the conversation as well. My husband is in poor health and we've talked and we've planned and we've brought our daughter into the plans. So we all know what each of us wants - will do. Its much better to have talked it through when you can think and plan than make decisions in crisis. DD made wonderful suggestions and is alternate on both Health POAs and knows our wishes. Because we've been calm she's been calm and its comforting to know where we're going. Like the secret family word if we needed help or the fire escape plan and meeting location in an emergency. Preparations and plans mitigate crisis.

  5. #45
    Super Member Rann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Valdosta GA
    Posts
    1,952
    Make sure both your names are on everything.

  6. #46
    Super Member greenini's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga
    Posts
    1,543
    Blog Entries
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by Rann
    Make sure both your names are on everything.
    Rann,
    that might also be a question for a lawyer. For some things it might be better that it's not joint ownership.

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 4 5

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.