An important estate planning question that must be asked is, "Who makes decisions about your medical care if something happens to you?" This results from illness, injury, incapacity (such as dementia or Alzheimer's), or some other reason. If something happens, having the right legal documents in place might be a lifesaver. Simply writing down your wishes ahead of time may not be enough because you cannot anticipate every situation. You must select someone you trust to manage your care, … [Read more...] about Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Need Health Care Directives
Health Care Directives
In the event you become unable to make decisions about your own medical care, due to illness, injury, advanced age or some other reason, having the right legal documents in place can be a lifesaver. Simply writing down your wishes ahead of time may not be enough because you cannot anticipate every situation. You also need to select someone you trust to manage your care, instead of relying on a doctor, estranged relative, or even a judge, none of whom are likely to be aware of your preferences. … [Read more...] about 6 Things You Need to Know About a Medical Power of Attorney in Nevada
If you have a loved one who has become incapacitated in some way, and they need your assistance in handling their health care decisions, accessing medical records will become necessary at some point. In order to do so, you will need, at the very least, a power of attorney that authorizes you to make their health care decisions, as well as, provides access to their medical records. Does a health care power of attorney allow access to medical records? If you are the agent for a health care power … [Read more...] about Accessing Medical Records with a Power of Attorney
Advanced Directives in Nevada from Brad Anderson Under Nevada law, you have the right to make decisions regarding the use of life-sustaining treatment, as long as you are competent to do so. Learn more about advanced directives in Nevada in this presentation. … [Read more...] about Advanced Directives in Nevada
By making your wishes known before something happens, you can help your loved ones feel more comfortable with how your medical treatment is handled and at decisions are made. Topics in this report include: What rights do you have to decide your medical treatment? Nevada advance directives What is required to create the durable power of attorney How does it really work? What if you change your mind after you have created an advance directive? Are there limitations to the decisions my … [Read more...] about Free Report: Advance Directives in Nevada
An agent is someone who is designated to manage the affairs of someone else. In a power of attorney, their authority usually extends to the management of finances or health care decisions. The person who creates the power of attorney and designates the agent is known as the “principal.” Once an agent accepts the authority given to him or her under the power of attorney, a legally binding relationship is created between the agent and the principal. With that relationship and authority comes … [Read more...] about How does an agent use a power of attorney?
A living will is an advance directive for health care, along with a health care power of attorney, should be part of any comprehensive estate plan. It is important to plan ahead for the possibility of incapacity before passing away, but many people fail to do so. Take a closer look at the different things you need to know about living wills in Nevada in this infographic. … [Read more...] about Living Wills in Nevada
A living will is an advance directive for health care, and, along with a health care power of attorney, should be part of any comprehensive estate plan. It is important to plan ahead for the possibility of incapacity before passing away, but many people fail to do so. While it is not a pleasant subject, you should consider the period of time that will precede your death. During this interim there may be some medical decisions that have to be made and you may not be capable of making these … [Read more...] about 61% of Those Surveyed Have No Living Will
Planning for the future sometimes involves considering uncomfortable topics such as mental or physical incapacity. To prepare for this eventuality you will need to select an individual who can handle your financial and medical affairs. If you have established a revocable living trust your successor trustee would be in a position to manage your assets in trust. A durable power of attorney would authorize the agent that you select to manage your assets that you own that are not in trust. The … [Read more...] about Health Care Proxy Needs Authorization
When someone mentions estate planning you probably think of wills and trusts , but it may be useful to look at the broader picture. We are all aware of the need to engage in retirement planning, and of course preparing for the distribution of your remaining assets to your loved ones after you pass away. But what about planning for the unexpected while you are still living? Everyone wants to live a long and robust life, and indeed lifespans are expanding and people are living longer than ever. … [Read more...] about Are Your Advance Directives In Place?