The document may be well written but is your spouse prepared to handle it>?
You should speak with your spouse and prepare them to handle your estate plan when the time comes, according to Forbes in "5 Questions You Should Ask Your Spouse Today."
Your spouse needs to know what to do, if you ever become incapacitated. Your spouse needs to know what to do, if something happens to you and you pass away before your spouse.
At the very minimum, your spouse needs to know where to find the documents and who to call.
This is important, even if your spouse has no responsibilities in your plans. Your spouse is going to be one of the first to learn that something happened to you, so your spouse must know who to contact.
An estate planning attorney can advise you in creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances and then it might be wise to bring your spouse into the loop. Call (443) 470-3599 today and schedule a consultation with Maryland Attorney Britt L. Stouffer to learn more about Estate or Elder Law and how she can help you.
Reference: Forbes (July 26, 2017) "5 Questions You Should Ask Your Spouse Today."