All states have specific requirements for your estate planning documents. Many states require notarization for documents to be valid. Many states require witnesses with requirements on whom can be a witness, and the number of witnesses to make the your documents legal.
We offer this state specific estate planning kit for each state with guidelines for your specific state to ensure that your documents will meet all requirements and be legal.
All states allow the individual to draft their own Last Will & Testament without an attorney.
All states recognize the requirements of the state where the Last Will & Testament was drawn; therefore, you will not have to change your Last Will & Testament because you have changed your state residence. As long as you were a resident to the state and followed all state requirements when you drafted your Last Will & Testament it shall be consider valid any where in the United States.
If you are married and live in one of the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington or Wisconsin, and have ordered a Married Last Will & Testament, you will also receive a Community Property Agreement at no extra charge.
The Power of Attorney, General (With Durable Provisions) is a "general power of attorney" or sometimes called a “Financial Power of Attorney”. The document is primarily intended to give your named agent the power to deal with your assets in the event of your incapacity; however, it can also be effective immediately, giving your agent broad powers.
Health care decisions can be made by the adult or by an agent they appointed to make decisions when they are not capable of making the decision at the time. This form also allows the agent to sign consents, releases with hospitals and/or doctors.
A Living Will may also be called a Living Will Declaration, Health Care Declaration, Health Care Directive, Advance Health Care Directive, or Health Care Proxy. Sometimes you will see the form named Statutory Living Will or Statutory Health Care Directive. This document gives your named Attorney-In-Fact the power to make medical decisions regarding life support or no life support.
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to have a paralegal complete all the documents necessary for your
Last Will & Testament, please see Estate Planning Services .