Life Planning Documents

We help seniors draft and execute end of life planning documents including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney. Our legal advocates help clients safeguard their assets, protect their beneficiaries from outside influence, and reduce expenses and burdens for family members. 

Our attorneys and advocates provide high-quality legal representation to our clients in the following areas:


A legal document effective at death. 

A last will and testament is a legal document that explains what you want to happen to your property after death. It allows you to select a person to be the executor of your estate.

An executor is the person you want to carry out the directions and requests in a will. The executor is not financially responsible for paying your final bills, funeral expenses, or debts: they are responsible to making sure that they are paid from your estate or insurance


A legal document effective at permanent unconscionability or incapacitation determined by a medical provider. 

A living will is a written, legal document that spells out medical treatments you would and would not want to be used to keep you alive, as well as your preferences for other medical decisions, such as pain management or organ donation.

A living will is a written, legal document that communicates to your health care provider:

  • Whether or not you prefer and authorize life-prolonging treatment
  • The withholding or withdrawing of artificially provided food or water
  • Expresses your wishes on organ donation
  • Enables you to designate a health care surrogate to make decisions


A legal document that is effective and gives all selected powers at signing.

A power of attorney is a legal authorization that gives a designated person the power to act for someone else. A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you (the principal) to give a trusted person (the agent) the ability to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf.

Pick someone you trust. Acts by your agent are binding. You can still make all of your own choices and decisions, but you are allowing your agent to also act on your behalf.

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