Our comprehensive estate planning documents can include a living will (previously known as Directive to Physicians), statutory durable power of attorney, declaration of guardian, medical power of attorney, HIPPA disclosure, donor card, and burial statement.
- A living will allows you to make decisions in advance regarding types of medical life support measures you prefer to have in the event you cannot express your choices yourself.
- A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint someone you know to make financial and/or health decisions for you in the event you are not able to. The durable power of attorney is a very powerful document and our attorneys will guide you in making an informed decision on how best to use this document in your estate plan.
A declaration of guardian allows you to appoint someone to act on your behalf in the event of your incapacity. If you are incapacitated without these legal documents, then you and your family will be involved in a probate proceeding known as a guardianship and conservatorship. The court system and judge then determine who should make these decisions for you and those decisions are then supervised by the court.