Simple Wills - Guidance for Loved Ones.
Many people do not think about the consequences of their death in terms of how their estate is to be distributed at death. Having a will that disposes of your estate in an orderly manner may help prevent disputes among surviving family members as well as protect your estate from unnecessary taxation.
Living Wills - A Gift to Your Family A living will describes the kind of life-sustaining care you would want only if you had a terminal condition or were in a state of permanent unconsciousness. The declaration directs your physician whether to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment or a feeding tube if you are not able to speak for yourself. A Living Will does not give authority to make all health care decisions on your behalf.
Powers of Attorney - When You Want Someone Else To Decide There are a wide variety of powers of attorney based on the types of decisions that the Principle (person who executed it) is willing to delegate to a designated proxy and when the proxy can make such decisions. A properly written "durable" powers of attorney remains valid even if the Principal becomes incapacitated. A durable powers of attorney may be used to appoint a proxy to make health care decisions for you, in collaboration with your personal physician, if you lose the ability to make health care decisions for yourself.