Where can I find a blank Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form? A family member flatly refuses to meet with an attorney so I'm hoping to at least get him to fill out a health care directive. Do office supply stores still carry legal forms?
I googled "legal forms" and found a wealth of information. Here are two sites I found immediatley:http://www.findlegalforms.com/xcart/customer/home.php?cat=620&partner=findformshttp://www.ilrg.com/forms/#healthcareBoth those sites have a small charge for their forms. And both offered specific forms for different states, so you can choose the correct state in which your family member resides. The document you want has several different names. Besides Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, it is also known as a Health Care Proxy, so when you search around in Google, try both those titles.Different states do have different requirements. The one we obtained for my aunt required signatures of two witnesses, but didn't require the form to be signed before a notary. Your state may be different.There are still stationary stores that sell printed legal forms. In my experience, they always came from a company callled Blumberg. I found that company's website, and here's a page from their site where you can enter a zipcode and find a store that sells the forms:http://www.blumberg.com/dealers/index.html Trini
You might want to check out Suze Ormans web site and some of the merchandise that she peddles.http://www.suzeorman.com/igsbase/igstemplate.cfm?SRC=MD002a&SRCN=catalogdetail&ProductID=20&StartRow=1&GnavID=10&SnavID=48&TnavID=A suggestion not a recommendation.Bob
You need:A Durable Power of AttorneyA Health Care ProxyA "Living Will" which outlines your desires in case of terminal illness.I suggest (having needed all of these documents and being very grateful that they were in order) that you see an attorney on behalf of your family member and explain the situation. The attorney won't like it much but will make sure you have the proper forms for your state of residence and that you know how to complete them. They will, of course, have to be witnessed and perhaps notarized.This is nothing to mess around with as the time when you need these documents is exactly the time when you absolutely must have them in order. You will probably want to have several certified copies of the documents and the attorney will help you with that as well.
Thanks to all for the suggestions. It is difficult and frustrating trying to help someone that is unwilling to help themselves.
"Where can I find a blank Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form? A family member flatly refuses to meet with an attorney so I'm hoping to at least get him to fill out a health care directive."The University of Rochester (NY) has an excellent resource at www.doyourproxy.org
www.aarp.org is another helpful resource
Check out Nolo Press at nolo.com. Excellent source of everything legal.
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