Must Have College Student Legal Docs
- Living wills – a document wherein an individual can set forth his or her wishes in the event that he or she should suffer and incurable injury, illness or disease
- Allows you to appoint a Health Care Representative or representatives. This would be a person or persons that the doctors and medical professionals can release information to without the fear of violate the privacy laws as they relate to an individual’s personal health information.
- The HIPAA Privacy Rule defines how covered entities use individually-identifiable health information or the PHI (Personal Health Information).
- A Living Will often serves three purposes:
(a) It enables the client to provide written instructions as to how he/she wishes to be treated under certain medical circumstances;
(b) It enables the client to identify his/her Health Care Representative; and,
(c) It allows the Health Care Representative to rely upon those instructions as an accurate expression of the client’s wishes.
Without a proper Living Will in place, an individual’s medical professionals are legally limited in what information can be provided to your loved ones. To provide complete disclosure to your loved one or ones, speak with Mr. Lane to help you with the preparation of your Living Will.
General Durable Power of Attorney
- Appoints someone to take care of your affairs during their lifetime.
- The designated person is known as an attorney in fact, and can exercise or perform any act, power, duty, right or obligation as the authorized agent of the client.
- A disability can arise from a number of different causes, such as illness, injury, an accident or old age. If this happens – and you have not executed a durable power of attorney – then the court may decide who will act on your behalf.
- You can appoint any adult to act as your attorney in fact. Typically a client names his/her parent, spouse or a child, as the authorized Agent.
- The individual granting the power of attorney is actually authorizing his/her Agent to sign the name of the person granting the power. Your agent is obligated to follow your instructions (oral and written) and act in your best interest.
- The agent should keep accurate records and accounts and act prudently. If your agent improperly handles your affairs, he or she is legally responsible for damages to you.
Because of the complexities involved, it is recommended that you consult with a knowledgeable lawyer who can prepare a Durable Power of Attorney to suit your needs and to advise you on its use.
Start The Living Will Process Today
You can start the process to obtaining both of the documents you need with a simple two step process:
- Fill out and submit the form below.
- You will be directed to PayPal to make the one time, $250 payment.
After you complete this process, Attorney Joe Lane will contact you to schedule a time to sign the documents you have ordered.