|Prepare in advance for a variety of health-emergency situations! Provide specific details and clear instructions about your health care choices to your friends and family with Standard Legal's Living Will software. This Advanced Healthcare Directive contains not only the necessary Living Will documents, but also a Health Care Power of Attorney document, a Durable Property Power of Attorney document for property, and the HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization form! A great value in one easy-to-use package. The most comprehensive Living Will package available is from Standard Legal! Complete details below...
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LIVING WILL LEGAL FORMS SOFTWARE: ADVANCED HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE WITH POWER OF ATTORNEY
A Living Will is an important healthcare document. It allows you to clearly spell out to your family and trusted friends EXACTLY the steps you want them to take -- and EXACTLY the steps you DO NOT want them to take -- should you become seriously ill, seriously injured, or incapacitated.
Candidly, some Living Wills are better than others.
In the past, Living Wills were often brief and did little more than discuss life support situations, leaving many issues up for debate.
Today, most states accept Advanced Healthcare Directives, which combine the effectiveness of a Living Will with the specificity of a Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney. Combining these documents covers nearly every medical, jurisdictional and life support situation, and allows the Principal (the person making the Living Will) to choose in advance who will make life and death healthcare decisions on his or her behalf.
The Standard Legal Living Will legal forms software program offers this Advanced Healthcare Directive. The Living Will documents offered by Standard Legal are valid in all states. Even in the states where the Directive is not specifically outlined by state law, the individual contents of the Standard Legal documents are valid in their stand-alone sections; in other words, the Living Will section and the Healthcare Power of Attorney section are effective individually.
In addition to this Advanced Healthcare Directive, the Standard Legal Living Will software package also includes a Durable Property Power of Attorney, to cover your financial bases. This Property Power of Attorney allows you to designate in advance the person you want to represent you in financial and property dealings should you become unable to make those decisions yourself.
(Many legal forms companies sell the Power of Attorney forms separately for $15-$20; the Standard Legal Network includes them as a part of this comprehensive Living Will software product!)
Standard Legal also includes a Notice of Final Disposition document. This document allows you to describe your wishes as they pertain to funeral arrangements and the disposition of your bodily remains. Using this document permits you to declare your desires while you are alive for specific funeral arrangements and burial or cremation (or other processes) after death. This document should be provided to your loved ones now, relieving them of having to make these choices during a difficult time. If there is no Final Disposition document prepared in advance, the law in the state where you die generally determines who will decide how the remains are handled. This document allows you to make your wishes known in advance!
Finally, the software also contains the HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization form. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, imposes privacy rules on how and when medical providers can disclose information about their patients. Without special authorization, your doctor cannot disclose medical information that might be crucial to the enactment of your Living Will. Without a proper HIPAA release, the persons that you appointed to act as your agent might not be able to obtain the information necessary to invoke the power of attorney. Further, without the appropriate HIPAA release, certain medical facilities may have difficulty obtaining your medical information. This HIPAA Medical Records Release Authorization document will allow medical information to be provided to the person listed as holding the power of attorney to make health care decisions on your behalf.
With all of these critical forms packaged together -- and provided in a format that is easy to use, given the step-by-step instructions that are also provided -- the Standard Legal Living Will software program is a truly great value! Why leave your health care decisions to chance -- or let them be decided by a court -- when you can quickly, easily and affordably make your intentions known without question?
The forms provide by The Standard Legal Network are the most up-to-date, legally accurate and easiest-to-use in the industry. Many of our competitors provide forms that are poorly formatted, out of date or simply filled with inaccurate instructions. Please take a minute to review the bullet points at the right detailing the 13 REASONS why our Standard Legal Software packages are the clear choice for do-it-yourself legal products! Also, check out the software format features listed below and you'll get a look inside the software to see how it works!
ATTENTION ATTORNEYS AND PARALEGALS:
IMPORTANT LICENSING INFORMATION FOR DOCUMENT PREPARATION PROFESSIONALS
The legal forms software described above is licensed exclusively for use by do-it-yourself "pro se" individuals who are creating legal forms for themselves or their immediate family members. If you are a legal professional looking for software forms that are licensed for use on behalf of clients in a commercial situation, please review our Professional Version option.
QUALIFIED ATTORNEY AUTHORS:
All of the legal forms within each Standard Legal Software product are carefully researched and written by a highly-qualified, experienced, licensed attorney.
UP-TO-DATE LEGAL CONTENT:
All of the content and instructions are updated any time a state or federal law, statute or administrative requirement changes. Our legal forms content is in constant review.
The comprehensive instructions are written for use by ordinary, everyday people! If you can answer clear, specific questions and follow written instructions, you can complete these forms. The format of this software truly is "fill-in-the-blank".
USE THE SOFTWARE AT-ONCE:
Use the software immediately after purchase! Get encrypted links to the software download server and password-protected online access within seconds after the transaction. Links are provided both on-screen and in an email confirmation.
EASILY DOWNLOADABLE FORMS:
Standard Legal's forms can be downloaded in total within one .zip file, or individually from the online forms server! No .exe file installation required. Both versions are identical in content and functionality, and both are included as part of the purchase price.
USE WITH ANY COMPUTER:
Mac or PC, Microsoft Word or a simple text editor, dial-up connection or a T-1 line -- no matter what type of system you have, you can use Standard Legal Software. True cross-platform, multi-program legal forms options.
FREE TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
The support staff at the Standard Legal Network is trained to help its clients download and access the software effectively. While we cannot provide legal advice to you, our staff will gladly assist you by email in obtaining and using the forms.
SECURE PAYMENT PROCESSING:
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NO SHIPPING FEES NECESSARY:
Because the products sold by Standard Legal are provided in downloadable software format, there are no additional fees for handling and shipping a printed package of paper. Print out only the forms that you need!
FREE ATTORNEY REFERRAL:
All customers gain free access to our attorney referral site. If you decide that handling a situation yourself might not be the way to go, you can log on to our attorney referral site and find a qualified attorney to help you with your case. No charge to post your case!
LEGAL & VALID IN ALL STATES:
The forms provided by Standard Legal are valid throughout the USA. Whenever necessary, state-specific language or forms are provided to cover all districts and territories:
SAVE MONEY ON LEGAL FEES:
Bottom line, when you use forms from Standard Legal, you can quickly and easily create the same legal documents for which a local attorney would charge hundreds -- or even thousands -- of dollars. The net result can be a very substantial savings!
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:
Standard Legal guarantees that all of the documents provided within our software will be acceptable to the appropriate court or government agency, and will refund 100% of the purchase price should a document not be accepted due to our error.
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I purchased Standard Legal software in order to prepare a Will, a Healthcare Power of Attorney and a Living Will for my ailing mother-in-law. The forms were easy to use and I prepared the documents in a short period of time. Unfortunately, my mother-in-law died within 10 days of the forms being prepared and signed. The local hospital honored the Living Will forms, and the attorney who assisted me in probating her estate was impressed with the quality of the Will. The estate was probated without incident. I will be purchasing additional Standard Legal software in order to sell my mother-in-law's real estate. Your software saved me hundreds of dollars, so thank you!
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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS & SOFTWARE FILE SPECIFICATIONS:
Standard Legal Software works on virtually all Windows, Apple / Mac, and Linux-based systems. Links to a downloadable file are presented immediately upon the completion of your transaction. The initial download is provided as a compressed .zip file which much be expanded to access a series of folders containing all of the legal forms, overview files and instruction files. To expand the initial download, most computers come with a decompression utility like WinZip pre-installed; if your computer does not have a .zip utility, we recommend StuffIt Expander (it's FREE!).
For most titles, the initial download contains all of the forms and instructions needed. However, an active web connection is highly recommended even after the initial downloaded is completed, as some of the information contained within some of the titles may be accessible only from our online forms server. (Read the START-HERE.txt file included in the initial download for specific instructions.) The online forms server allows for the most up-to-date legal documents to be available at any time, and prevents the user from downloading forms that will never be used from titles that have an exceptionally large number of files. Once the proper forms are downloaded from our servers, they are to be completed offline; you do not need to be online to complete any of the forms.
Generally, the legal forms contained within each Standard Legal title are provided in three formats: as Microsoft Word files, as standard text files, and as Adobe PDF files. TO GET A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTIONALITY OF OUR LEGAL FORM FORMATS -- AS WELL AS FULLY-WORKING SAMPLES OF THOSE FORMATS -- CLICK HERE. Note that some forms are provided in only one or two of the available formats.
The fully-featured commercial version of Microsoft Word is required to complete the Word-formatted forms. Other open-source and commercial word processing programs like Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, Word Pad, OpenOffice, Google Docs, Note Pad or Simple Text may also be used, but only with the "straight text" version of the forms. Finally, the provided PDF versions of the forms require the download and installation of either Adobe's Acrobat Reader (it's FREE!), another vendor's PDF program that permits the entering of data into form fields, or the full commercial version of Adobe Acrobat.
Access to the password-protected online legal forms server (sometimes called "the online version") requires a java-enabled web browser like Internet Explorer 3.0 or later, which typically comes already installed on most systems. (If your system does not have a web browser, you can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer or Firefox for FREE.) Once you access the online version of our legal forms server, the user should read the instructions provided on the main menu and download only the specific legal forms, overviews and instructions required for his or her situation. Once all of the necessary files are downloaded, the user may complete those forms "offline" using the programs listed above.
Have a Living Will question?
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