Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney
What it is:
A Healthcare Power of Attorney (HPOA) assigns a single person as your healthcare decision maker and the living will outlines your wishes about medical care in the event that you are incapacitated to this person. Ultimately, you are giving them the power to make the medical decisions on your behalf according to your wishes outlined in the document. Decisions around life support or specific medical procedures should be yours while you are coherent, not a doctor’s when you are not. Outline some specific desires in this document to make the medical decisions of your POA easier because you made the directional call.
When to get:
It’s easiest to get this at the same time as your will. Depending on your comfort of having your parents or spouse make all medical decisions for you, immediately.
Where to get it:
Online (www.legalzoom.com) is suitable for basic document. If you have specific requirements that require detailed documentation see an estate attorney.
Price should be included with a will done with an attorney or $150 online.
Next, Financial Power of Attorney.