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Basic Legal Emergency Documents


Basic Legal Emergency Documents


At The Forakis Law Firm, we understand the importance of being prepared for any situation. That's why we've coined the term Basic Legal Emergency Documents to refer to a set of essential legal documents that everyone should have in place. These documents ensure that your wishes are known and respected in case of an emergency.


Basic Legal Emergency Documents include a Will, General Power of Attorney, Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, Mental Health Power of Attorney, HIPAA Authorization, and Funeral and Burial Instructions. These provide instructions and authority for handling

your personal, medical, and financial affairs if you become incapacitated or pass away.  

Why Basic Legal Emergency Documents Matter


Basic Legal Emergency Documents are essential for ensuring that your personal, medical, and financial affairs are managed according to your wishes in case of an emergency. They provide clarity and guidance for your loved ones, reduce the potential for conflicts, and help avoid the lengthy and costly process of court intervention. By having these documents in place, you can have peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be respected and your affairs will be handled efficiently.

At The Forakis Law Firm, we are committed to helping you create a comprehensive set of Basic Legal Emergency Documents tailored to your specific needs. Below is a brief description of each Basic Legal Emergency Document. Contact us today to ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for any emergency.

Last Will and Testament


A Will is a legal document that outlines how you want your assets distributed after your death. It allows you to name an executor to manage your estate and guardians for any minor children. A Will is essential to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes and to avoid conflicts among your heirs.

General Power of Attorney


A General Power of Attorney grants someone you trust the authority to manage your financial and legal affairs if you become incapacitated. This document is crucial for ensuring that your bills are paid, your investments are managed, and your business interests are handled according to your wishes.

Living Will


A Living Will, also known as an advance directive, outlines your preferences for medical treatment if you become unable to communicate your decisions. It covers situations such as life support, resuscitation, and other life-sustaining measures. Having a Living Will ensures that your medical care aligns with your values and wishes.

Medical Power of Attorney

A Medical Power of Attorney designates someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. This person, known as your healthcare agent, will make decisions based on your preferences and best interests. This document is vital for ensuring that someone you trust is making important medical decisions for you.

Mental Health Power of Attorney

A Mental Health Power of Attorney specifically addresses decisions related to mental health treatment. It allows you to appoint

someone to make decisions regarding your mental health care, including medications, therapy, and hospitalization, if you are

unable to do so yourself.

HIPAA Authorization


A HIPAA Authorization allows your designated individuals to access your medical records and information. This document is necessary for ensuring that your healthcare agents and loved ones can obtain the information they need to make informed

decisions about your care.

Funeral and Burial Instructions


Funeral and Burial Instructions outline your preferences for your final arrangements, such as burial or cremation, the type of service you want, and any specific wishes you have for your funeral. Having these instructions in place can help reduce the emotional burden on your loved ones and ensure that your wishes are honored.

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