Having the proper legal plan in place ensures you and your family can handle the certainties and uncertainties of life. Some components of a core legal plan only deal with when you are living, others deal with what happens upon your death, and still others are used both during your life and after your death. Scroll to learn more about the important documents that make up the Inkwell core legal plan and even an example of why having these documents will help you during this time in your life.
Upon a person’s death, their assets are passed to the those legally entitled to receive them. The court practice overseeing this is called the probate process. If you create a will, you may indicate who receives which assets. If you do not create a will, state law will determine who receives them.
Medical Directives allow you to express your medical wishes and intentions if you are ever unable to do so, especially regarding artificial life prolonging measures if you are ever terminally ill, permanently unconscious, or in the end-stage of a fatal illness.
This document allows you to name someone to make medical decisions for you if you ever unable to do so for yourself.
A Durable Power of Attorney for finances allows you to name someone as your Agent (or someone who can sign documents for you). Your Agent must act in your best interests and may handle your finances or other obligations, such as paying your bills.
Medical Release Authorizations allow your agent to access medical records in specific situations that medical privacy laws may otherwise prevent. It allows your agents to access the medical information needed to act in your best interest.
This form allows a parent, or other designated individual, to access educational information and communicate with the child’s school personnel without any privacy issues. It is also known as a Federal Education and Privacy Rights Act (“FERPA”) Waiver.
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