What exactly is estate planning? Is it the same thing as making a will? How does a person decide if and when to contact an estate planning attorney? How does "estate planning" differ from "making a will"? They are related. Actually "making a will" is one part of estate planning. Estate planning for an individual or couple can include a lot more than just making a will and should … [Read more...] about What Exactly is Estate Planning?
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What if you were recovering from illness or surgery or involved in an accident and were unable to speak for yourself? Who would make your health care decisions? Do you have a Health Care Agent appointed? If there is no one who is designated as your Health Care Agent, then the doctors will speak to the person(s) who are your next of kin. This can be simple (as in the case where all family … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #7: Have a Health Care Agent
If you are considering becoming an organ, eye or tissue donor, you can access some valuable online information to help you make your decision. Laws relating to organ donation (as well as medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, and wills/trusts) vary from state to state. The state of Texas maintains the website www.DonateLifeTexas.org. If you live in another state, your state … [Read more...] about Planning for the Future; Should you Become an Organ Donor?