Michigan Durable Power Of Attorney, Example???
Q: You don't need a lawyer. You need to find out what is legal in your state. In Michigan a living will only reflects your wishes but is not legally binding. You need a durable power of attorney appointing someone to make decisions on your care if you are unable to communicate. The form is freely available and you only have to fill it in, sign it and have it signed by two witnesses. No attorney necessary.
A: -Thanks for your additional commentary. I failed to add to the other two legal papers, the Durable Power of Attorney - which is very important, as you pointed out. I have all three - and all three were drawn up by an attorney. Why would any plain consumer-written paper be worth anything?? I feel it ought to be done by a lawyer - it certainly is worth the expense. -Lawyers don't draw these things up from scratch every time, they use a form that is likely the same as one you can get on the internet. Just make sure it's from a reliable source, your state government site is a good place to start. Your local newspaper or TV stations may also currently provide a link to these documents since they are so much in the news lately.