Living Wills

Get the medical treatment you want—or designate the right person to make any necessary decisions for you—if you're ever incapacitated. Learn more about these important estate planning documents, and decide if one is right for you.

Terri Schiavo: What You Should Know About Living Wills?

The story that taught a nation about the importance of a living will at any age.

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Hospital Visitation & Decision-Making Rights for More Americans

An April 2010 decree from President Obama states that hospitals must allow designated loved ones access to a patient even if they aren't related by…

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The Facts About Advance Directives

Advance directives are documents that detail your wishes for your care if you're incapacitated or terminally ill and need someone to make medical…

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The DNR Form: What is the Role of a Do-Not-Resuscitate Form?

Find out what a Do Not Resuscitate Order is and decide if you need one.

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Types of Health Care Directives

Planning ahead with an Advance Healthcare Directive can make difficult health care decisions less stressful.

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Estate Planning Checklist

Need help getting started with your estate plan? This checklist will help you understand and keep track of the important documents and elements you'…

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Estate Plans and Intellectual Property: What to Consider

When creating an estate plan, you want to be sure to take all your property into consideration—including your intellectual property.

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Before Surgery: Essential Estate Planning Tips

If you're going in for surgery, it's a good idea to have some legal documents in place first.

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Annual Checkup: Is Your Estate Plan Up-to-Date?

Having an estate plan is an important step toward protecting your family for the future.

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How Do I Create a Will?

If you're wondering "How do I create a will?", there's good news: Making a will can be done quickly and easily on your computer. Just start thinking…

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