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Doucet & Associates Offering Living Will Documents at Home & Garden Show

Doucet & Associates Offering Living Will Documents at Home & Garden Show

We often talk about how dedicated we are to serving the community through our practice, but that does not mean much if we do not regularly engage the community. For this reason, Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. will be at the Columbus Home & Garden Show this September 11th – 13th where we will be offering free Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will documents. This is a great opportunity for everyone to take advantage of Columbus’ plentiful home improvement and gardening resources, while attending to necessary legal matters many of us often neglect.

A Healthcare Power of Attorney document grants a trusted individual of your choosing with the right to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. Living Wills outline your wishes and instructions in the event that an accident leaves you permanently unconscious. While the very idea of needing someone to make such important decisions for you can seem daunting, these documents are very useful in the event of an accident, and should be considered by everyone. Taking the time to ensure these documents are ready can spare your loved ones from the expensive and lengthy process of establishing guardianship, which is why we wanted to offer them to the community.

These documents are designed to be quickly and easily completed. However, if you have any reservations or questions about these documents, our attorneys will be at the booth ready to answer any questions and offer whatever assistance they can.  Doucet & Associates is dedicated to serving the community, and we will do whatever we can to ensure that necessary legal tools are available to those who need it. We are fully aware of how stressful and intricate estate planning can be and encourage you to call us at (614) 944-5219 if you have any questions, or cannot attend the Home & Garden Show. We look forward to helping the community in any way we can and look forward to seeing you in September.

 

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Free Download: Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney – Appoint Who You Want to Make End of Life Decisions

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.

Click here to download your FREE Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will.

 

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