Individual Personal Planning Week in New Mexico

Apr 15, 2011 | 0 comments

April 16-24, 2011 has been declared “Individual Personal Planning Week” here in New Mexico by Governor Susana Martinez. Are you celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day tomorrow? Now’s the time to get those end-of-life affairs in order – advance directives, heathcare power of attorney designations, wills, etc.

Planning for future healthcare or personal decisions can be a significant community service for our friends and families. Unfortunately, some may find themselves in the position of having to make decisions for a loved one without a clear sense of that person’s wishes. Not communicating and documenting one’s wishes can also pose challenges for professionals.

In addition to healthcare matters, planning for personal and financial decisions is important for adults, regardless of age. Many of us neglect making preparations in the event we are unable to make financial and other decisions for ourselves. We may know someone who was in this situation from an unfortunate accident, but we believe this could never happen to us.


Free public education on these topics is available throughout New Mexico, as well as resources for documenting your directives and legal information. To learn more about local events, visit or contact 1-800-432-2080.

The Albuquerque family law firm of Rugge, Rosales & Associates, P.C. will offer personal planning services such as drafting of powers of attorney (medical and general) and advance health care directives on a sliding scale basis during the week of April 16-24, 2011.

“Both traditional and same-sex families often face tough decisions when a loved one is unable to communicate their wishes regarding healthcare decisions and financial matters,” says David Ray Rosales, Managing Partner at Rugge, Rosales & Associates, P.C. “We are pleased to offer these legal services that can provide peace of mind in these situations at an affordable rate.”

To inquire about services during Individual Personal Planning week call (505)243-3900 or e-mail

The One Slide Project from Engage With Grace can help you start the conversation with five questions that can help save your life – or end it.

Know the options, and decide what is right for you.

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