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“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” – President Jimmy Carter

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Not only is planning for family’s protection after your lifetime important, but what about if you become incapacitated during your lifetime and are unable to manage your financial affairs or worse make life saving decisions on your own behalf. A complete Estate Planning solution not only includes your Will, but the following legal documents: Statutory Durable Power of Attorney: These powers of attorney authorize your appointed agents to make financial decisions on your behalf as long as you are alive. You have the option of making these powers effective immediately after you sign it, or delaying the effectiveness until you become mentally incapacitated.

Medical Power of Attorney: These powers of attorney grant your selected agents the authority to make a broad variety of health care decisions if you are incapacitated. These decisions include consenting to surgery, checking you into a nursing home or hospital, obtaining your medical records, and terminating life sustaining treatment.

Directive to Physicians and Family Surrogates (Living Will): This document provides direct instructions to your doctor under specific circumstances, in terms of life-sustaining treatment. If you are suffering from a medical illness or condition that you will not survive, this documents tells the doctor to provide only those treatments needed to keep you comfortable.

Declaration of Guardian: These documents serve as a backup to the two powers of attorney previously mentioned. Although the powers of attorney generally avoid the need for a guardian, if a guardian is appointed for you by the court, the guardian could have authority to revoke those instruments. If a guardianship administration is instituted in court for you by any party, this document will help ensure that the court appoints as your guardian the same person that you have otherwise decided to entrust with your affairs.