Q: Is it possible to include a health care direction as part of my will, or must they be drafted as separate documents?
A: Think about this. A will is effective only after you have died. Will medical direction be useful then? Of course you need a separate document!
Seek a local estate planning lawyer to both prepare a valid Will and valid Powers of Attorney and / or Medical directives to insure your wishes are fulfilled.
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A: They need to be separate documents. You might also want to consider a living will, which states your end-of-life directives. If you own real property then you might want a trust as well. I'd recommend going over all of your options with an attorney. There are a lot of documents that might be helpful for you and your family.
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