Advanced Directives / Last Will and Testament
Do you have a Living Will, a Medical Power of Attorney, a Last Will and Testament, a Durable Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives?
Serious illness and/or the end of one’s life are never easy topics to discuss. These discussions can prove to be emotionally taxing. Although we can never anticipate the date and time when we may face severe illness or when our life will end, we can plan in advance for our peace of mind and of those who will be left to make decisions for us.
Texas and Federal law give every competent adult, 18 years or older, the right to make their own healthcare decisions, including the right to decide what medical care or treatment to accept, reject or discontinue. Advance Directives and Medical Powers of Attorney are documents which state your choices about medical treatment or name someone to make decisions about your medical treatment should you become unable to make decisions or choices for yourself.
A Statutory Durable Power of Attorney grants another person the authority to make property and financial decision on your behalf if you become incapacitated and unable to make those decisions for yourself.
A Last Will and Testament is a legal document in which you direct who should receive your assets and property after your death.
Our attorneys stand ready to compassionately and professionally guide you through the process of making advanced decisions for your peace of mind and so that you and your loved ones are given peace in knowing your wishes have been expressed in writing.