Advanced Care Directives

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. May 24, 2016 The New Health Care Surrogate Statute   A Health Care Surrogate is a critical document in any estate plan. Essentially, it enables the person executing the document -- known as the principal -- to designate one or more people to make...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. April 5, 2016 Who Needs a Power of Attorney? With a Power of Attorney, you can give someone else the authority to make decisions and act on your behalf for a wide variety of reasons. For this reason, a Power of Attorney, or...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 29, 2016 Who Are the Parties in a Power of Attorney? If you are ever incapacitated or unable or unavailable to perform an activity, you may want to consider a Power of Attorney. A Power of Attorney is an advance care directive...

When Does a Power of Attorney Become Effective By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. March 3, 2016 Depending on your purpose for creating a Power of Attorney, you can allow someone else to act on your behalf in a variety of situations, both specific and general. Most Powers of Attorney...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 23, 2016 What’s a Limited Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone else to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated or are unavailable to perform an activity. It is one of many important...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 18, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Power of Attorney? When we plan for the future, we tend to plan for a few particular events, instead of planning for the unexpected. Do I have enough money if I lose my job...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 9, 2016 What Are Some Use Cases of a Power of Attorney? When we start to plan for our future, we have to think about what will happen when we can’t make decisions for ourselves. Who will make those important decisions for...

By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 4, 2016 What Happens If There Is No Living Will? I’ve written before about the importance of designating a health care surrogate – someone you choose to make important medical decisions for you in the event that you become incapacitated due to injury,...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. February 2nd, 2016 Who Are the Parties to a Health Care Surrogate? We all fear that time at the end of our lives where we can no longer make our own healthcare decisions. There's also the possibility that something sudden happens when...

  By: Barry E. Haimo, Esq. January 12, 2016 Why Is a Living Will Important? No one enjoys thinking about the possibility of being diagnosed with a terminal illness. But as we near the end of our lives, the likelihood of coming down with an incurable condition increases. If...