Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills Are Important

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For those living in Pennsylvania, the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) has launched a webpage to make the public aware that they can now do their own Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Wills. These forms have been endorsed by the ACBA and the Allegheny County Medical Society. This is especially important for members of the LGBT community, as if you do not have these documents, under Pa. law, your partner is last on the list under the Pa. statutes to make health care decisions for you.

This does not eliminate the need to do estate planning, but when you do your estate planning, this means the attorney’s work on this portion of the estate planning becomes more efficient.

http://www.acba.org/Public/Legal-information/Living-will-Healthcare.asp

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