What is a Directive to Physicians?

A Directive to Physicians is more popularly known as a “Living Will.” It is a document that instructs your physician not to use artificial methods to extend your life if you have a terminal or irreversible condition. Stating your wishes in advance of such a diagnosis...

Transferring Title to a Vehicle Without Probate

I get a lot of questions about estate planning by email. Most of the questions are too involved for an answer by return email. In those situations, I arrange either an in-office consultation or a phone consultation. But, every now and again I do get a question that...

The Difficulty of Life or Death Decisions

During my initial consultation with clients, I always discuss the various documents that should be part of a comprehensive estate plan. As I explain the purpose of each document I find that the Directive to Physicians, also known as a Living Will, generates the most...

What is a Durable Power of Attorney?

A Durable Power of Attorney allows you to appoint another person to make financial and other non-medical decisions for you if you become incapable of making those decisions for yourself.  It is called “durable” because it does not terminate if you become incapacitated...