Healthcare Power of Attorney Help Guides

Essential Estate Planning Updates to Make After You Get Divorced
Divorce holds considerable implications not only for your financial future, but also for the future of your loved ones and even your medical care. To that end, it is imperative that you revisit your estate plan as soon as you seek divorce or separation. Keep the following estate planning considerations in mind as you proceed with your divorce. Befor...
Components of an Estate Plan and How to Determine What You Need
An estate plan is something that everyone should have in place. Whether you only need one estate planning document or all of them will depend on your specific situation. While you may already have one component, such as a will, it may not be......
Estate Planning: When to Update Your Plan and Why
If you have an estate plan already in place, then you have started off on the right path. If you do not have one yet, it is time to get one drawn up so you can have a plan in place. However, once you have your estate plan made, it is not......
The Importance of a Comprehensive Medical Power of Attorney
If you are injured in an accident, having surgery, or develop a condition that makes it impossible for you to make your own decisions, then a representative you choose can make decisions on your behalf. When you appoint a medical power of......
Power of Attorney: Drafting, Reviewing, and Revoking
Giving someone authority to act on your behalf through a power of attorney is a major decision. The person who grants that authority is known as the principal or maker; the person getting the authority is known as the attorney-in-fact or......
Your Estate Planning List to Get Ready for the New Year
With the New Year approaching, it is often the time when people make plans for the future. No matter what age you are, you should still have an estate plan. Something unexpected could happen to you at any time. Losing your life is rarely......
Ultimate Guide to Estate Planning
Death is a fact of life. Some of us die young while others live to a ripe old age. That’s one fact we simply can’t get around. Yet even while we know that someday the inevitable will happen, most of us aren’t prepared for it. Do you really want to leave your loved ones in a quandary about your estate? Wills, trusts, and estate plans aren’t just for...
4 Different Types of Healthcare Directives
Healthcare directives are utilized by individuals to inform medical professionals how important decisions are to be made when the individual is unable to communicate those decisions themselves. Healthcare directives enable people to......
Respite Care and the Power of Attorney
The Responsibility of a Caregiver Becoming a caregiver for an elderly relative or parent is a huge responsibility that requires an investment of time and patience. Caregivers often find themselves in a situation where they must provide......
Power of Attorney Basics and Requirements
Power of Attorney: Definitions The current laws regarding power of attorney were established in 2006 when the Uniform Power of Attorney Act was implemented. This basically ensured that there would be a uniform standard for power of attorney......