Power of Attorney
One of the greatest gifts you can give
your family is a Power of Attorney. Giving someone power of attorney allows your agent to make decisions for you , should you become incapacitated, according to your wishes. This process insures that your decisions,
wants and needs will be carried out to your satisfaction. It will also reduce the stress in your family when decisions have to be made at such a trying time.
Your medical directive is a document that you create, or form you complete, that specifies your final health care wishes. It may or may
not include a power of attorney to
appoint an agent to speak on your behalf. The form establishes your desires about how you will be treated,
if you want to be kept alive or allowed to expire, whether you want to be an organ donor, which doctors should be treating you, who is allowed to visit you, and anything else that effects
your quality of life.
Having your medical directive in place makes it much easier for your family to cope with your situation. It also prevents arguments about what family members think you want; you have already spelled out your wishes and that takes precedence. Your appointed agent has complete authority to make all decisions that you have
It is important that you make these decisions and designate your agents while you are healthy and able to relate to your family what you want, why you want it, and who will carry out your Medical Directive
What is a Notary Public?
As official representatives of the state, Notaries Public certify the proper execution of many of the life-changing documents of private citizens.
Routinely they verify that you are who you say you are and confirm that you know what you are signing and agree with its contents.
Notaries often are able recognize fraud so you can speak to the proper authorities.
Your Notary Public is an impartial witness to all of your legal documents
A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.