Estate Planning

We offer a “Will Package” which includes a Will, Medical Power of Attorney, Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, Directive to Physicians, and Appointment for Disposition of Remains.

Will

The Will is a document in which one decides who receives their property at the time of their death.  Many times , we include trusts in Wills in the event the people receiving the property are under a certain age, such as 18 or 25 years of age.

Medical Power of Attorney

The Medical Power of Attorney is a document in which one names another person, referred to as your “agent,” to make healthcare decisions for you in the event you become incapacitated.

Statutory Durable Power of Attorney

The Statutory Durable Power of Attorney is a document in which one names another person, also referred to as your “agent,” to act on your behalf regarding financial matters. This power of attorney can allow your agent to act on your behalf at the time you sign the document or you can require that you are considered incapacitated by your physician before the named agent is allowed to act on your behalf.

Directive to Physicians (also known as “Living Will”)

The Directive to Physicians is a document which only refers to end-of-life medical decisions. One can decide in the document to prolong one’s life using extraordinary measures or not to use extraordinary measures, but still receive comfort care if death is imminent.

Appointment for Disposition of Remains

The Appointment for Disposition of Remains is a document in which one names a person to be responsible for your body at the time of your death. By signing this document before your death, family disputes can be avoided or minimized regarding such matters as whether to cremate and/or the care of your body.  The person you designate will have the ability to make the decision regarding cremation or burial of your remains, donating your body to science and organ donation.

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