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Durham Law | Durham Wills / Power of Attorney | NC | Anissa N. Graham-Davis |

Graham-Davis Law Firm, PLLC

Phone: 919-908-1699   Fax: 919-887-6925

 

Wills / Power of Attorney

 

It is a very uneasy thing to think about, but it is important for everyone to have their affairs in order in the event that they become very ill or pass away.  Estate planning can ensure that your family is taken care of, your assets are protected, and estate taxes are limited.  We will help you assemble and file all the proper documentation and make sure that your family receives all they are entitled to receive.

 

Wills

A will is a document that distributes assets in the event of someone’s death.  A person is able to distribute money and other financial holdings, property, and important possessions to the relatives, friends, or organizations of their choosing.  A will may also contain someone’s last wishes, like how they want their body to be dealt with upon their death.  In the event of a tragedy when a couple with young children dies at the same time, the will can also specify who will become the legal guardian of the children.  Dealing with the death of a loved one can be a very difficult time, but having a will in place will ease the burden associated with the tragic situation.

 

Living Wills

A living will allows a person to make their wishes known if they were to enter an irreversible vegetative state or suffer from a terminal illness.  This can include a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order.  This informs medical caregivers that they do not wish to have artificial or extreme medical procedures used to keep them alive.  A living will can also give Medical or Financial Power of Attorney to a loved one in the same situation, usually a spouse.  This leaves the designated person in charge of decisions regarding the healthcare of the terminally ill person.  This responsibility may also include making financial decisions for that person.

 

Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document you can use to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf.  The person you designate is called an "attorney-in-fact."  The appointment can be effective immediately or can become effective only if you are unable to make decisions on your own.  Contact us today to see what is best for your situation.

 

 
 
 
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