Estate Planning

Happy senior couple planning for retirement

Estate planning documents are essential if you wish to protect your assets and loved ones.

Whether you are deciding who should make health care-related decisions on your behalf, inherit your real property, or manage your financial assets, you will need legal documentation to make certain that your wishes and goals are respected. 

Advanced Healthcare Directives

An Advanced Health Care Directive combines two concepts into one document. It appoints a healthcare power of attorney (agent) to make health care decisions for the Grantor, if he or she becomes disabled. It also provides instructions given by the Grantor to specify end-of-life decisions.

It is important to remember that so long as the Grantor is mentally competent they maintain the right to make all personal health care decisions including the refusal or discontinuation of treatment.

Should the Grantor become disabled in the future, an Advanced Healthcare Directive will generally prevent court intervention when properly drafted and followed.

Power of Attorney

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