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I'm in a marriage that's gone bad and trying to create a

I'm in a marriage that's gone bad and trying to create a living will so that medical decisions are made on my behalf by someone I trust. Is this possible? Is my spouse entitled to make such decisions or can I revoke that privilege?

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I need a lawyer who is licensed in both Ontario and

I need a lawyer who is licensed in both Ontario and California. Family member very ill in California, no advance directive. no will, no power of attorney, not competent. Daughter is NOK. Looking for help on how to go forward.

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I have a question that I think is more of a legal than

I have a question that I think is more of a legal than medical question. I want to create a document that would make certain my wishes are followed in the case that I can't make a decision or speak for myself in a medical crisis. I am looking for something similar to an advanced directive but one that would cover all medical situations not just the few normally covered by an Advanced directive. I do not have anyone to name as a representative so the document must speak for me and I want to make sure no one at a hospital or other care center can override my wishes. What sort of document would I need? Would it have to be drawn up by an attorney to make certain it's legal and sustainable? Thanks

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My mom and stepdad are being faced with my stepdad going

My mom and stepdad are being faced with my stepdad going into long term care. Is there anyway to protect the small amount of assets they have? When my stepdad goes into nursing home and on medicaid, she will lose part of her income and they have a double wide trailer that would need to be sold as she could not afford the trailer by herself. AmberJA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: WY is the state and not sure how old the mobile home is 20+.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Mom did fill out Medicaid paperwork, but the admission is not official as my stepdad is still covered under AARP for up to 100 days, we are on day 61.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of except they don't have any paperwork in place for me to represent them.

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Gerald, Esq

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My husband is very ill and he already has a living will from

my husband is very ill and he already has a living will from the hospital. Do we need to check into a durable will?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: tennesseeJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no. We have gave the living will to his doctors, but I need to be the one to make his medical decisions when he can not. I am always the one to make the decisions.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no. Thank You.

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I have a Trust in place,which leaves everything to my

I have a Trust in place,which leaves everything to my sisters. Does a new Last Will iI prepare myself supercede this one from 2007?JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am very ill. Not expected to make it through surgery in a month. Ill make a new advance directive and designate a new person there. It will replace the old POA f

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We are a recently retired couple & moved to CO from AK last

We are a recently retired couple & moved to CO from AK last year, so our wills are filed in AK. Do we need to update & file our wills here? Re updating, the only thing that's changed is that we sold our house in AK & bought some investment property in MI through our daughter & son-in-law there, who are r.e. agents; however, our wills are pretty basic--they don't list particular assets, they just say whichever of us dies first, the other inherits, & if we die together, our 3 daughters (in CO, MI, & NY) inherit equally, + our eldest, the one in MI, is named as our executor. Also, do we need to get new living wills/advance directives for CO?

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Loren

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I just finished three years of a very contentious divorce,

Hi there! I just finished three years of a very contentious divorce, and now I am ready to protect my assets and my children's assets. Should I do a living trust or a will? I hear that a living trust is better, but since I have never had either, I want to verify the best approach. I have a Legal Plan through my work (Google), so I can find a professional either way through that, I assume. How do I find the best person for me? What questions should I be asking? Thanks for your help!

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Check). hh, How are you? I reside in Illinois. My question

Hi Pearl, this is Marty Cech (check).JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: hhJA: What confuses you?Customer: How are you? I reside in Illinois.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: My question pertains to "Living Wills"...do you handle? What do they cost,etc?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: No

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