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There are several documents that we recommend for individuals. Whatever your age or position in life, we can help you document your personal wishes for the future. Listed below are a few documents and a description of how each of them are structured to help you.
Last Will and Testament
This is the document which takes effect only when you have passed on. Many people may procrastinate and hesitate for many years before they think about drafting a Will. It is very important to tell your family what they should do for you at the time of your death. You can eliminate the burden of indecision by documenting your wishes at a convenient time in your life.
Power of Attorney
There are many variations of this document which means you must be specific. Depending on your needs, there are different “powers” that will be granted to your agent or agents. You are able to designate an agent of your choice to act, sign or speak for you if, for some reason, you become incapacitated. An unexpected injury or condition is not something we anticipate, but is commonly the reason an agent becomes necessary. Are you prepared for the unexpected?
Health Care Proxy or Advance Directives
These are specific to decisions about health care and take effect when you are not able to speak for yourself. No one can know what your personal wishes are, unless you you describe them in detail. An Advance Directive is used to make sure that health care providers follow your wishes. You are able to give as much or as little authority, to the agent of your choice, to make health related decisions for you. You can document any treatments which should or should not be given by medical professionals, as well as any specific instructions you may have. It is up to you to take control of your health care future and we will be happy to help you do so.