Legal Document Notice

Preparing Documents
These are important, legal documents. They should be carefully and clearly prepared. You should carefully select the agent(s) to be named by you in the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. It is very important that the forms be consistent; that is, they should not be internally contradictory nor in conflict with each other. Inconsistency and/or conflict may cause greater confusion than would exist without the forms. They must be properly executed and witnessed.

Legal Services
Therefore, it is recommend that you seek the assistance or advise of an attorney if you are uncertain about the legal effect of these documents, if you are uncertain how to make clear your personal wishes with regard to end-of-life and life-support decisions, or for guidance in selecting the agent(s) to be named.

Probate Court staff may not assist you with any decisions about the forms or the selections to be made and may not complete the forms for you.