Three Legal Documents You Must Have
The Brown Law Firm, LLC will help you and your loved ones protect your future by offering expertise in the drafting of the three (3) legal documents everyone should have:
- Health Care Proxy
- Durable Power of Attorney
A Will is the document that explains specifically how you want your property distributed and provides instruction on other matters. A Will should name an executor and a guardian if you have minor children.
Health Care Proxy
A Health Care Proxy designates someone to make health care decisions if you are not able to do so. In contrast, a living will does not authorize someone to act as your proxy on medical matters. A living will provides instructions to your doctor about the type of care you do or do not want. Often, the living will and Health Care Proxy are executed and kept together.
Durable Power of Attorney
A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) specifies that the power of attorney will continue to be effective, in the event you become incapacitated. This insures that bills may be paid and other actions carried out on your behalf if you are unable to do so. You have wide latitude with respect to the powers granted and the DPOA may be special or limited to one specified act or type of act, or it may be general, and whatever it defines as its scope is what a court will enforce as being its scope. It may also be limited as to time.
The fee for the protection provided by these documents is more reasonable than many expect. For individuals, the fee is usually $750 for the documents and, for a couple, $950.
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