Tag: power of attorney

Please beware! Legal v. Medical Powers.

What is a Durable Power of Attorney? Is it enough to make medical decisions? First and foremost, a Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney (also known as Health Care Directive or Health Care Proxy) are two different documents. A…

Is your Child a Graduate? Then you must read this!

It was just a year ago that I was graduating! Well, that’s not really a true statement even though I feel very young. It was 18 years ago that I graduated from High School. Wow! Yes! I said it! 1999 was the year when…

It’s Not Just About Death and Taxes: The Essential Legal Documents You Need for Incapacity Planning

Two weeks ago Jane (not her real name) called my office trying to find out if I had prepared an estate plan for her dad. She had found among his belongings my contact information but no documents. She was desperate and hopeful. After asking…