The estate planning attorneys at Saraiya Pllc in Plano, Texas, can advise you on current estate planning law and matters such as planning for distribution and/or control of your assets, issues related to medical care, matters related to raising your children if you pass away before they are legal adults, and more.
The size, nature and character of your estate may change how an estate planning lawyer advises you, but the average person over the age of 18 typically needs at least the following five legal documents: Last Will and Testament, Medical Power of Attorney, HIPAA Release, Statutory Durable Power of Attorney and Advanced Directive (also known as a Living Will).
Experienced Estate Planning Attorney
Our experienced estate planning attorneys can advise you on various matters and draft important documents, including but not limited to the following:
- Last Will and Testament: Executing a Will is your chance to say exactly how you want your estate to be distributed and to whom. In addition, if you have minor children a will can provide you with the opportunity to designate who will serve as a Guardian and/or Trustees for those minor children.
- Medical Power of Attorney: This document allows you to designate, in advance, who you want to make medical decisions in the event that you become incapacitated. You can also designate alternates so that you are protected in the event that your preferred agent is unable or unwilling to serve.
- HIPAA Release: This is a companion document to the Medical Power of Attorney. Due to the strict HIPAA laws, it is important that the person(s) you name as your Medical Power of Attorney have access to all medical records, charts, x-rays, etc.
- Statutory Durable Power of Attorney: This document allows you to designate, in advance, who you want to make decisions regarding your possessions and/or finances in the event you become incapacitated.
- Advanced Directive (also known as a Living Will): This document allows you to express your wishes regarding your medical care in the event that it is determined that you are in either a terminal or an irreversible condition. This document will supersede any Medical Power of Attorney that you have in place.
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