Document Preparation Living Will

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DIY Legal will prepare a valid Living Will document covering the most common healthcare and end-of-life decision, thereby offering protection and peace of mind on both fronts. You simply provide basic information as requested, and DIY Legal's document preparation specialists do the rest!

OUR PROFESSIONALS CREATE A CUSTOMIZED LIVING WILL AND HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVE DOCUMENT FROM BASIC INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE!

ANSWER SIMPLE QUESTIONS BY EMAIL, GET FINISHED LEGAL DOCUMENTS READY-FOR-SIGNATURE

A Living Will is an important legal healthcare document. It allows you to clearly spell out to your family and trusted friends EXACTLY the steps you want them to take -- and EXACTLY the steps you DO NOT want them to take -- should you become seriously ill, seriously injured, or incapacitated.

WHAT YOU RECEIVE WITH DIY LEGAL'S LIVING WILL FOR HEALTHCARE LEGAL DOCUMENT PREPARATION SERVICE:

ADVANCED HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVE

In the past, Living Wills were often brief and did little more than discuss life support situations, leaving many issues up for consideration or debate. Today, the more accepted document is an Advanced Healthcare Directive, which combines the end-of-life designations of a Living Will with the ability to name an Agent who can oversee treatment if need be through a Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney. Combining these documents covers nearly every medical, jurisdictional and life support situation, and allows the Principal (the person making the Living Will) to choose an Agent in advance who will make life and death healthcare decisions on his or her behalf.

HIPAA MEDICAL RECORDS RELEASE FORM

Finally, the prepared Living Will documents package also contains the HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization form. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, imposes privacy rules on how and when medical providers can disclose information about their patients. Without special authorization, your doctor cannot disclose medical information that might be crucial to the enactment of your Living Will. Without a proper HIPAA release, the persons that you appointed to act as your agent might not be able to obtain the information necessary to invoke the power of attorney. Further, without the appropriate HIPAA release, certain medical facilities may have difficulty obtaining your medical information. This HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization document will allow medical information to be provided to the person listed as holding the power of attorney to make health care decisions on your behalf.

One of the most routine estate planning tools is a Last Will and Testament.

A will is a legal document that can protect your assets and help minimize any disagreement or dispute over the distribution of your estate when you die. A will is created and used to control the distribution of property upon your death, to provide guidance or suggestion to the courts as to who should act as the guardian of your minor children after death, and to name the person who will manage your estate after you die. A will provides instruction for the distribution of your assets through the probate courts.

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