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Demystifying the Health Care Proxy

July 11, 2012

An essential estate planning tool is a heath care proxy. This document allows a designated person called a health care agent to make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated and cannot make them yourself.

Without this document, your family will be forced to go to court, usually with the assistance of an attorney, and have someone appointed as your guardian to make decisions on your behalf. The guardianship process is typically expensive, public and time-consuming, but easy to avoid with proper planning. …

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by: Todd C. Ratner

The Springfield Star: A publication of the City of Springfield Department of Elder Affairs
July/August 2012

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