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Our experts are continually publishing articles on important estate planning topics. We believe that you'll find the following articles on Advance Directives to be particularly helpful.

 

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Living Wills Review: Five Reasons Why You Must Have A Living Will

by Gerard R Cassagnol
Living wills and advance directives have lately become the hot topic of discussion with the case of the brain-dead pregnant women in Texas going to the courts to decide. While her individual rights versus Texas state law makes for a heated debate, the real question for most Americans and Canadians… Read More . . .
Coma
2015

5 Reasons Why You Need A Living Will

by Scott Gray
Many people think a living will is not something they need unless they reach senior citizen age. However, this could not be further from the truth and you could end up seriously regretting not taking the time to make one out. Life is unpredictable and often uncontrollable which is enough reason for… Read More . . .
woman-senile
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Understanding Conservatorships

by Adam J. Roa
As your parents age, many concerns and needs will arise. One of them being whether or not a conservatorship is appropriate. A conservatorship, also referred to as adult guardianship, is the process of having someone make the necessary medical and financial decisions for your loved one. There are… Read More . . .
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Living Wills - 10 Most Common Questions

by Barbara C. Phillips
Today, more than ever, you need a Living Will. Discover the 10 most common questions you need answered so you too can have peace of mind. 1. What is an advanced health care directive? Advanced health care directives are written instructions that communicate your wishes regarding care and treatment… Read More . . .
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Health Care Proxies Are Not Just For People 50 and Over

by Brett Kaufman, Esq.
If you’re the parent of a disabled child, you’re probably concerned with the uncertainty of your child’s financial future and the realization that you will not always be around to provide for him. Facing your own mortality is a difficult concept to come to terms with. There are several scenarios… Read More . . .
Advance Directives
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What is an Advanced Health Care Directive and Why do I Need One?

by Barbara C. Phillips
Advanced health care directives are written instructions that communicate your wishes regarding care and treatment should you no longer be able to make your own health care decisions. Some directives are broken down into two parts - a Living Will and a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA). The… Read More . . .
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Lessons from the Stars: Long Term Care

by Brett Kaufman, Esq.
No well-planned retirement should be without long term care insurance. It is the very cornerstone of retirement security." - Suze Orman. We now take it a step further – no Estate Plan should ignore long term care insurance. Long-term care can happen to anyone at anytime. Celebrities such as Montell… Read More . . .
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Lessons from the Dying

by Barbara C. Phillips
Dan called me to his room. He looked perplexed and asked "who are all these people Barbara?" I looked around the room. On the walls there were posters of various people and events. On his dresser were pictures of his mother, late partner and various friends who were no longer alive. The sun was… Read More . . .
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Are You Afraid of Growing Older?

by Barbara C. Phillips
Not long ago I received a note from a woman in her mid twenty’s expressing her fear of aging. She felt it was out of control and only keeping her from growing into the woman she is meant to be. She does not think poorly of older women, and in fact started her note with “I have seen many gracefully… Read More . . .

 

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