End of Life Planning – Forms and Documents

Having clear, completed paperwork is a way to care for the people who handle your personal and financial business in case of prolonged illness or upon your death.

What Documents Do You Need?

These are the basic legal documents you need for your health care if you aren’t able to make decisions yourself and to handle your affairs after your death. You will need to make decisions about who will carry out these instructions, have them witnessed or notarized and then distribute them.

  • Advance Directive – Living Will
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Last Will and Testament

Google “Advance Directive” to find places where there are step-by-step templates for these and other legal papers.

Links to Websites with On-Line Forms

Online forms are simple documents. You may need different ones or the advice of an attorney if your situation is more complex.