Financial Powers of Attorney

What is a Texas Medical Power of Attorney?

A Texas medical power of attorney is a document that allows you, the principal, to designate a trusted family member or friend to make medical decisions for…

Financial Powers of Attorney

How Do I Revoke a Medical Power of Attorney in Texas?

In Texas, a Medical Power of Attorney can be revoked in the following ways: You can revoke a Medical Power of Attorney by notifying either the…

FAQs About Powers of Attorney and Directives, Planning for Special Circumstances

Why Do I Need a HIPAA Authorization?

What is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is a Federal law that required the establishment of national standards to protect the privacy…

Financial Powers of Attorney

Can I Select Someone Other Than My Spouse To Make Health Care Decisions for Me?

You are not required to name your spouse as your agent in your power of attorney.  You may choose another family member such as your children…

Financial Powers of Attorney

Choosing an Agent to Make Health Care Decisions

A medical power of attorney allows you to appoint a trusted relative or friend to make medical decisions for you if you are…

Estate Planning, Planning for Special Circumstances

The Five Basic Estate Planning Documents Every Adult in Texas Needs

When people think about estate planning, they generally think only about a will. Although a will is an important part of an estate plan, it only takes…

Financial Powers of Attorney

Does Medical Power of Attorney Grant Agent Unrestricted Authority to Act?

A medical power of attorney allows you to designate a trusted family member or friend to make health care decisions for you in the…