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Avoid Court Battles After Death: A power of Attorney Utah Lawyer Can Assist You

Many Utahans do not have end of life documents in place. This can lead to court battles between your children or loved ones after your death as they try to guess your wishes. If you need a health care power of attorney Utah lawyers can assist you.

The former racecar driver and sports car designer Carroll Shelby’s body has been in the morgue since May 10 because his children and surviving wife cannot agree about what to do with his remains. A court has to decide who gets to choose what should be done. Don’t let the same thing happen to you. Decide now what you would want done and contact a Utah lawyer to make your wishes known.

End of life documents are more than just a will. A will states what you want done with your assets and personal property. However, there are also choices to be made concerning your body during incapacity and after death. A power of attorney and Utah’s Advance Health Care Directive can help you set your finances and end of life decisions in place now.

Utah’s Advance Health Care Directive combines the living will and the health care power of attorney into one document. The Advance Health Care Directive form can be found on Utah’s Aging and Adult Services website click here or you can contact a Utah lawyer for assistance.

To read more about the Carroll Shelby court battle, click here. A Utah lawyer can help you get a will and power of attorney in place.

Shumway Van & Hansen always offers free consultations and often times can schedule an appointment within 24 hours. For more information about estate planning and end of life documents please continue to utilize, call us at (801) 478-8080 or (702) 478-7770, or stop by either of our offices which are located at 8985 S. Eastern Ave, Suite 100, Las Vegas Nevada 89123 and 8 East Broadway # 550, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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