What is a Power of Attorney and do I need one?
Advance medical directives are legal documents that allow individuals to express their healthcare preferences in advance, including decisions about medical treatment, end-of-life care, and appointing a healthcare proxy. They ensure that one’s wishes are honored even if they are unable to communicate or make decisions for themselves. Whether you are creating your Power of Attorney (POA), helping your aging parents, or launching your 18-year-old newly legal adult child, you can find the answers here.
Videos About Advance Medical Directives
ACTEC Estate Planning Essentials is a comprehensive resource provided by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) that offers guidance and information on various aspects of estate planning.
Should I Serve as a Healthcare Agent Under a Power of Attorney (POA)?
Understand what you need to know about accepting the legal responsibility of a healthcare agent, aka a healthcare surrogate or healthcare proxy.
Advance Medical Directives
Advance directives are documents that express an individual’s health care wishes. Learn about a Living Will, Health Care Proxy, MOLST, POLST, and DNR orders.
Tips for Individuals Living Alone (Pt. 1 of 2)
Estate lawyers share tips for individuals living alone to prepare for a healthcare or medical emergency, including a checklist and contact forms in pt. 1 of 2.
Tips for Individuals Living Alone (Pt. 2 of 2)
Lawyers share tips for individuals living alone on planning for incapacity or illness and provide a review of critical power of attorney documents.
Getting Your Affairs in Order: Essential Legal Documents
Understand what legal documents to have in place in preparation for an emergency, such as Power of Attorney, Healthcare Directives/Proxy, and Living Will.
Estate Planning for a College Student or Young Adult
Understand what documents you should discuss and prepare for your college-bound and young adult when they turn 18, a legal adult.
How to Talk With Your Parents About Estate Planning
Trust and estate lawyers offer recommendations for how to have critical conversations with your parents about end-of-life planning and estate documents.
How to Talk with Your Family About Estate Planning
Recommendations for how and when to talk with your family about your estate plan, will and other documents by expert trust and estate attorneys.
Understanding Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney (POA) allows someone to make legal decisions on your behalf if you are unable. Understand why it is the most essential document you can sign.