Health Care Directive

A "health care directive" is a written document that names a health care agent to act on your behalf when you are incapacitated, and also communicates your health care wishes to your agent, family, friends, and doctors. Below are articles concerning the issues surrounding health care directives in Minnesota.

Estate Planning and Divorce in Minnesota

10/20/2011 - During the emotional turmoil accompanying a divorce, one of the last things on your mind is estate planning.  However, it is advisable to review your entire estate plan during and after a divorce because the plan will almost certainly require some fine tuning and may no longer be desirable in s...

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Estate Planning is for Everyone

09/15/2011 - The phrase "estate planning" often conjures up images of an older, wealthy person trying to reduce estate taxes at death.  While this certainly is one goal, it only scratches the surface of what estate planning entails.  Estate planning in one form or another is truly for people of all ages,...

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Anatomy of the Minnesota Health Care Directive

08/02/2011 - What is a Health Care Directive?  Simply put, a Health Care Directive is a written document that lets people know what your wishes are regarding your own health care - to be used when you are incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself.  Health care directives can range from bein...

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