Hurricane Season

Are your important documents Hurricane ready?

June 1 was the start of hurricane season for us in Florida. It doesn’t end until November 30.  While we all think of protecting our property and getting supplies, we may forget to protect our important documents.  It’s easier to plan to protect our documents now instead of when a storm is approaching.   Here are some suggestions:

  • Back up all your digital files to a cloud-based system
  • Scan a copy of your Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate Designation, Living Will, Last Will and Testament, Trust, and other important legal documents and upload to a cloud-based system
  • If you have original documents, consider a safe deposit box. If you don’t have a safe deposit box, then seal them in a waterproof plastic bag and place them in another waterproof container. Put the container in a place where it is not likely to be lost if there is significant damage to your home.
  • Send an electronic copy of your documents to a trusted family member or friend outside of Florida.

You don’t have a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate Designation, Living Will, Last Will and Testament, or Trust?  Why not?  If you wouldn’t leave your important documents unprotected, why would you leave your decision making up to the courts? Don’t wait, contact us now to discuss your options.