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    Anggie Thompson
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    PLEASE try to see an attorney about living wills & advanced

    directives. That way, you are ensured that everything is exactly the

    way you want it and it complies with the laws of your state. The

    small expense for a well executed one can literally save you (or your

    family at your demise) tons of money later and there will be no

    questions about what you really want.












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    Loraine
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    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Anggie Thompson <anggiet@g...> wrote:

    > PLEASE try to see an attorney about living wills



    While in theory I agree about seeing an attorney, on the other hand I

    work for a bunch of them and they are unbelievably costly! Certainly,

    see one if necessary, but be prepared for the expense. They charge

    hundreds of dollars and hour, and bill by the one tenth of an hour -

    for each and every little thing they do, too - like putting a piece of

    paper in a filing cabinet, for instance. You will have to judge for

    yourself if going to those lengths are necessary with respect to your

    situation and your family.



    My mother died almost two years ago now, and she did her living will by

    filling out the form the hospital gave us, and it worked perfectly for

    us - but always remember YMMV (your milage may vary). Also, I've

    noticed that our hospital has those forms for downloading on their

    website. Now each state has different laws about what they will and

    won't accept in terms of living wills, so do a Google search for

    hospitals in your area. Maybe they have what you need right there.



    HTH,

    Loraine












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    Nancy
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    I had a durable medical power of attorney done for my husband and myself at the

    same time we had our wills done. The attorney charged us and additional $100

    for doing them.

    Nancy/NC

    Living with Christ

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    tsni843@aol.com
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    We used the forms the hospital gave us. And, then we made sure we gave copies

    to our local physician also.



    Nadine





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    Anggie Thompson
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    I didn't want to say this on my original post, but I work for a law

    firm. We also charge $100 for health care power of attorney. I'm in

    NC also, near Chapel Hill.



    On Apr 7, 2005 10:04 PM, Nancy <wallflower27986@earthlink.net> wrote:

    >

    > I had a durable medical power of attorney done for my husband and myself at

    > the same time we had our wills done.












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    PLEASE try to see an attorney about living wills & advanced
    directives. That way, you are ensured that everything is exactly the
    way you want it and it complies with the laws of your state. The
    small expense for a well executed one can literally save you (or your
    family at your demise) tons of money later and there will be no
    questions about what you really want.
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    While in theory I agree about seeing an attorney, on the other hand I
    work for a bunch of them and they are unbelievably costly! Certainly,
    see one if necessary, but be prepared for the expense. They charge
    hundreds of dollars and hour, and bill by the one tenth of an hour -
    for each and every little thing they do, too - like putting a piece of
    paper in a filing cabinet, for instance. You will have to judge for
    yourself if going to those lengths are necessary with respect to your
    situation and your family.

    My mother died almost two years ago now, and she did her living will by
    filling out the form the hospital gave us, and it worked perfectly for
    us - but always remember YMMV (your milage may vary). Also, I've
    noticed that our hospital has those forms for downloading on their
    website. Now each state has different laws about what they will and
    won't accept in terms of living wills, so do a Google search for
    hospitals in your area. Maybe they have what you need right there.

    HTH,
    Loraine
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    In reference to Loraine's comment, attorneys in our area charge flat
    fees for standard documents like wills, powers of attorney and health
    care powers of attorney (living wills). You can also check the
    Secretary of State's office for your state for forms that you can use
    that are specific to your state.
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