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True & True Ways to Avoid Probate, Part 2

Medical Power of Attorney

If due to illness, accident, or old age, you become disabled and cannot make medical decisions for yourself, the Probate Court in the county in which you live has the power to appoint someone to make medical decisions for you as well as decisions about where you will live.  This someone may be a relative or it may be an agency or public administrator. 

Solution:  Sign a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, also known as a Medical Power of Attorney or Patient Advocate Designation.  Decide for yourself who you want, should the time arise, to make decisions for you.  Keep the Court out of your life.