We all know the Scout’s motto: Be Prepared.
But prepared for what?
Whatever our personal beliefs and values, we can only see that they are carried out by having a written plan which others can readily find and follow.
We have choices. We just have to let others know what they are. The Texas State Legislature has created forms which allow us to do this. So has the Catholic Church. Both forms of Medical Power of Attorney and Advance Directive to Physicians are available under “Free Resources” at www.elderlawaustin.com.
It’s your life. Choose how you want to live every day.
Estate Planning attorney, Terry Garrett, is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is active in the Texas and Austin Bar Associations. She graduated with honors from Cornell University. She was on the Dean’s List at Wharton Business School. She earned her J.D. at Columbia Law School, receiving the Parker Award and a Mellon Fellowship.
She assists families of people with special needs, people planning for the retirement years and people administering estates.