Other Estate Planning Documents:
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances: A Durable Power of Attorney for Finances allows the client to name an individual to have control over their finances during periods of incapacitation. That individual will have authority to pay their bills, have access to their bank account and other investment accounts, sell their property if necessary to pay their debts, etc.
Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare: A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare allows the client to name an individual, to make healthcare decision for them during periods of incapacitation. These healthcare decisions may range from admitting or discharging them from medical facilities, hiring and firing medical personnel, etc. This document goes side by side with the Living Will/Healthcare Directive.
Living Will/Healthcare Directive: A Living Will is also known as a Healthcare Directive. This document typically goes side by side with the Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. A Healthcare Directive states what the clients wishes are should they become incapacitation. Do you wish to have CPR, Mechanical Respiration, Feeding Tubes, etc.?
HIPAA Authorization: HIPAA Authorizations allow the client to name their son, daughter, brother, sister, etc. to have access to their medical records should the need arise.
Beneficiary Deed: Beneficiary Deeds name a successor to the client’s interest in property. The successor can be an individual, a group of individuals or a trust document. This document must be filed with the Recorder of Deeds office.