Once you have an estate plan, it’s important that you do not do anything to inadvertently overrule that plan. If you have taken the time to make a careful estate plan, you need to make sure that you do not sign any documents later that detract from that plan. People often get into trouble with […]
Financial Power of Attorney
You have sought effective legal advice and created a valid and legally binding living will with the assistance of your attorney. Your living will contains instructions to your attending physician that in case you become terminally ill, your wishes are to decline life-sustaining medical procedures. In Iowa, a life-sustaining medical procedure is one that requires […]
Not to be confused with a living trust, a living will is a written document that allows you to controlmedical decisions for your medical treatment if you are unable to make those decisions. Referred to as a living will, the document allows you to control your medical decisions if you are no longer capable of […]
Once you create your living will with the assistance of an Iowa attorney with specialized knowledge, your attending medical physician or other healthcare professional should know of its existence. You are legally responsible for giving it to your doctor to notify him of your medical wishes if you become too ill to make them. Your […]
If you do have a power of attorney in place, make sure that its current, no older than 3 to 5 years.