Free Download: Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney – Appoint Who You Want to Make End of Life Decisions
Estate planning can be daunting and require you to make difficult decisions. Deciding what should go in to a Last Will, who should have guardianship over your children, how your assets should be divided, or even who has Power of Attorney over you in the event that you are incapacitated are decisions that cannot be made lightly. Doucet & Associates recognizes this and works to make estate planning as painless and meaningful as possible, which is why we offer a free Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney on our website by clicking here.
Living Wills are important for estate planning and ensure your wishes are honored in the event that you enter into a permanently unconscious state. Living Wills outline what kinds of medical treatment you wish to have performed on you in the event that you are unable to make these decisions yourself. A living will may also declare at which point you would like ongoing medical treatment such as CPR or under what circumstances you would prefer a DNR. One is available free here for Ohio residents.
In situations where an individual is rendered unconscious, life sustaining treatment is often recommended by doctors to preserve the life of a patient. If you are in terminal condition, or permanently unconscious and do not have a living will, you effectively have limited your say in your own medical treatment. Without a Living Will, doctors will have to refer to whoever has Power of Attorney over your healthcare to decide which course of treatment is most appropriate.
Establishing Healthcare Power of Attorney can be a lengthy an expensive process in many cases. Doucet & Associates offers Healthcare Power of Attorney forms in addition to Living Wills that name a trusted individual who will make the decisions you will not be able to in the event that you are incapacitated. Without a Healthcare Power of Attorney form, the court must establish who has Power of Attorney over you, which can be a lengthy and expensive process. It is also available here.
Doucet & Associates offers estate planning advice and forms for Healthcare Power of Attorney as well as Living Wills. We can also help with a full Last Will and Testament, and offer simple drafting for only $495 (one person), or $695 for a spouse too. If you need guidance or advice, our attorneys will be there to answer any questions you may have. If you cannot wait until September, or would simply like to address planning your Last Will and Testament, Living Will, or Healthcare Power of Attorney, call us at (614) 944-5219.