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Advance Directives

  1. Q. I did a living will almost three decades ago. Does it need to be updated?
  2. Yes. A lot has changed since 1990.  The law changes over time in response to changes in society.  Medical advancements, especially technology has dramatically affected this area of the law.
Let’s look back at some of the important medical advancements in...
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I am planning to travel abroad with friends, not family. I have a living will and a health care power of attorney naming my daughter as my agent. Are these documents still valid in another country?

Probably your health care power of attorney (hereinafter HCPOA) will be valid, but it may be difficult to reach your agent.  I suggest you name a traveling companion as a co-agent or alternate agent to act only when your daughter can’t be reached, but having all the same authority and discretion to make decisions on...
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