Summer is when many Americans are traveling out-of-state. They are on vacation to new places or to visit with loved ones or family. As we cross state lines one concern is that our Healthcare Power of Attorney a/k/a Healthcare Proxy might not be accepted in another state. For example if you have a Healthcare Power of Attorney a/k/a Healthcare Proxy referring to specific state statutes, such as North Carolina, they may not be accepted if you’re in the state of Florida.
We make our Healthcare Power of Attorney a/k/a Healthcare Proxy so that it will cross state lines or can be used in other states. This is something people rarely think of but is something that is very necessary. It is also necessary for all parts of your Healthcare authority dealing with granting authority to authorize medical treatment, who has access to medical information, and if you are terminal and incurable are you granting authority to be taken off the ventilator.
These are matters you need to consider as you travel, along with making sure that if you become Mentally Disabled in a travel accident that your desires for how you are to be cared for are specifically authorized in your Estate Plan. Also if you pass on while you are traveling is your Estate Plan up to date with your desires about who is authorized to carry out your Estate Plan, and does your Estate Plan leave what you have to whom you want, the way you want, and is it current with both the Federal and State laws.
At the Law Firm of Steven Andrew Jackson, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, we have helped hundreds of families protect themselves and their loved ones, avoid Estate Taxes and Probate Costs, and keep their Estate Plans current with the law through The Customized Protective Estate Planning Solution™.