Most states recognize some form of advanced directive, often referred to as a health care directive or living will. Understanding the benefits and purpose of a health care directive can help you decide whether executing one should be part of your estate plan. A health care directive generally allows you to accomplish two important things. First, you may legally appoint someone who will have the authority to make health care decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated and … [Read more...] about What Is A Health Care Directive?
Advanced directives, also known as health care directives or living wills, are common estate planning tools that can be used by anyone. Although the importance of creating an advanced directives is applicable to anyone, it can take on heightened importance for members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender, or GLBT, community. State laws determine whether advanced directives are recognized within the state, and if so, what form they must take, what may be included, and what limitations … [Read more...] about The Importance of An Advanced Directive for the GLBT Community