Signing Requirements for Living Wills and Power of Attorneys

Estate planning documents can often be signed without an attorney being present.  Some people may prefer the convenience and safety of their home and others may need to sign their documents while hospitalized or traveling.  The required formalities for executing...

HIPAA: An Overview for Young Adults

The Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to provide guidelines to the healthcare industry for protecting patient information and privacy. For minors, this is a non-issue because parents have access to their children’s...

Healthcare Power of Attorney: What Your Agent Needs to Know

Even those who are currently in good health, may suddenly become too ill to make healthcare decisions for themselves. They may become unconscious after an accident, needing someone to stand in their shoes to make those decisions for them. A medical power of attorney...