Life Plan Documents Everyone Should Have

Protect Yourself With a Living Will

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Living wills express personal wishes for end of life care. They state what life-prolonging measures an individual desires, and what measures the individual chooses to refuse. Perhaps more than any other document, a living will is deeply personal and requires that one consider the end of life. At Blackburn Law Firm, PLLC…

What is a Power of Attorney?

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A power of attorney (POA) gives another person (the “attorney in fact” or “agent”) the right to act on behalf of, or instead of, the person who signed the power of attorney (the “principal”).  Although a POA is a very common and useful planning document, it is important to understand…

Health Care Surrogate Designation: Why It’s Important

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A surrogate designation is a document that formally appoints one or more persons to make health care decisions for another if the other is temporarily or permanently unable to make his or her own decisions. It usually permits the surrogate to obtain medical records and can be personalized to incorporate provisions…

How much does a will cost?

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If you are visiting LifePlanLaw.com and not asking this question, perhaps you already know the point of this article.  A will can cost very little, or it can cost you your life savings.  The difference has nothing to do with the document called a “will.”  It has everything to do…

If I Am Married, Do I Need A Will?

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I would like to answer this question as – “yes.  Trust me on this, you need a will even if you are married.”  However, most people don’t trust lawyers, so I will explain why you need a will even if you are married. This post would be longer than anyone…
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