Easy Questions  
Free Legal Documents

Final Requirements of Your Health Care Directives in Alston, GA

Final Requirements of Your Health Care Directives in Alston, GA


When death comes you do not stay for one minute in the place it has visited. Many things arrive after death-sadness, questions, and policemen- and none of these can be answered when your papers are not in order.
 
- Chris Cleave


In composing your health care directives, it is imperative that you follow the rules of the state in which you live regarding the requirements to make your document valid and binding. Your signature is one of the most important state requirements. You can sign it or let someone sign on your behalf. The requirement for notarization and having witnesses sign your document vary from state to state. You can check out the free preview of your health care directives that meet your state requirements at 1-2-Law.

Document Signing

Signing your document immediately after making your health care document is not advisable because, depending on the state law, there should be witnesses present when you sign you documents to confirm the soundness of your mind and that you are of legal age when the document was made. The presence of witnesses or a notary public can help establish the validity of your health care document.


If you are helping someone ill or weak prepare health care documents, this person can let you or another person sign the documents under their direction. The signer and the person making the document should appear in front of witnesses and a notary public so that there are people who can confirm that the document maker wishes are reflected accurately, and that the document was signed willingly.

Witnessing and Notarization

Depending on the state of residence, some states require only witnesses to attest to the health care document signature and others require it to be notarized. Some states need both. It is important to know the requirements of the state for signatures and the naming of your health agent. 1-2-Law can clarify all the legal requirements for your state with a free preview.


Witnessing

Two witnesses are the typical requirement for the signature of your health care documents. They will confirm that you are indeed of sound mind and signed your document willingly without being compelled to do so. The state can also have rules regarding who is qualified to be a witness to the signing of the documents. Those who are not allowed to sign as witnesses are the spouse, close friends or relative, and any person who would inherit property from you. This is to ensure that there is no conflict of interest either personally or professionally in your health care.

Notarization

The notary publics' rule is to verify the affixed signatures on any document. In the case of your health care document, the notary public will be present when you finally signed your finished health care document. He or she will in turn sign on the notary language on the form or fill in another form to be attached to your document. Be prepared to show the notary your identification or ID. Banks and hospitals often offer free notarization services.


Common Terms Found in a Health Care Document and their Corresponding Meaning

• Beneficiary. The person entitled by the deceased person to inherit property

• Beneficiary of a will. Refers to any person or organization named in a will to receive property, either as a first choice or if the first choice as beneficiary does not survive the person making the will

• Claim against the estate. Any right that a person to receive property from a deceased person's estate because of a legal liability of the deceased, to the person.

• Devisee. Refers to any person who either is entitled to inherit property from a person under state law or who has been named to inherit property in a will or living trust.

• Heir at law. Any person, usually the spouse, children, brothers and sisters or parents of the deceased who qualifies to inherit property from a person under state law. However, if none of these people exist, an heir at law might be a niece, a nephew or even a distant cousin.

• Inherit by operation of law. These laws are commonly referred to as the "laws of intestate succession". When a person dies with no will or other legal devices and owns property, the property will be distributed according to the laws of the state where the person died. The property is usually given first to a spouse and children and then to parents, brothers and sisters

• Presumptive heir. Refers to the person who would inherit property under state law unless a child was later born to the current owner of the property the presumptive heir expects to receive.

 
Personalize & Print a Free GA Living Will Download this Document
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
 
Personalize & Print a Free GA Power of Attorney Download this Document
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Related Legal Services near Alston, GA
Green Street Law Offices
884 Green St SW
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 918-9914
Attorneys, Criminal Law Attorneys
Myers Iii, Albert A Mumford & Myers
884 Green St SW
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 918-9914
Criminal Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Carter Russell D
567 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 377-9900
Entertainment & Sports Law Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Weldon & Associates
1071 West Ave SW
Conyers, GA 30012
(678) 413-9823
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans, General Practice Attorneys
Prioleau & Associates
505 Pryor St SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 526-9400
Employment Discrimination Attorneys, Attorneys, Labor & Employment Law Attorneys, Employee Benefits
Lynch Law Group PC
505 Pryor St SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 880-9393
Divorce Attorneys, Family Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Mc Elreath & Stevens
513 Edgewood Ave SE # 100
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 467-9017
Social Security & Disability Law Attorneys, Attorneys
McElreath And Stevens LLC
513 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 467-9017
Social Security & Disability Law Attorneys,  Attorneys,  Labor & Employment Law Attorneys,  Wills,
Gerald A Griggs LLC
501 Pulliam Street SW Ste 150
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 221-8888
Legal Clinics, Legal Service Plans, Criminal Law Attorneys, Attorneys
R D Moore Iv Law Offices
974 Milstead Ave NE
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 929-8702
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Read Tk
915 Commercial St NE
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 929-8644
Attorneys,  Real Estate Attorneys,  Personal Injury Law Attorneys,  Discrimination & Civil Rights La
King King & Jones PC
659 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-8481
Criminal Law Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
J. L. Johnson & Associates, LLC
444 Highland Avenue NE, Suite
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 879-8439
Attorneys,  Family Law Attorneys,  Divorce Attorneys,  Bankruptcy Law Attorneys
Boemanns Law Office
44 Blue Ridge St # B
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-7717
Real Estate Attorneys, Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Maddox Nix Bowman & Zoeckler
945 Bank St NE
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 922-7700
Real Estate Attorneys, Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Bowman, Thomas A
945 Bank St NE
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 922-7700
Attorneys
Zoeckler, Robert L
945 Bank St NE
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 922-7700
Attorneys
Moran & Associates
659 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 758-7500
Attorneys,  Legal Service Plans,  Criminal Law Attorneys,  Personal Injury Law Attorneys,  Drug Char
Rick J. DeMedeiros, PC
909 Commercial Street
Conyers, GA 30012
(888) 995-7425
Personal Injury Law Attorneys, Workers Compensation Assistance, Attorneys
Host Nation Perspectives
423 Georgia Ave SE # 100
Atlanta, GA 30312
(678) 705-7171
Contract Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Vaughan Michelle
360 Highway 515 W
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-7052
Attorneys,  Criminal Law Attorneys,  Family Law Attorneys,  Accident & Property Damage Attorneys,  G
Oeland, Paul J
919 Center St NE
Conyers, GA 30012
(770) 483-6524
Criminal Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Sheppard & Associates Law Office PC
455 Park Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 622-5777
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Wesley Williams & Associates
94 L Town Sq
Blairsville, GA 30512
(706) 745-5599
Corporation & Partnership Law Attorneys, Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans,
12Law.com   |  NASHVILLE, TN USA   |  CONTACT US