Common Questions About Advance Directives

  • What’s the difference between a living will, a durable power of attorney and a “Do Not Resuscitate Order?”
  •  Which one do I need?
  •  Is it expensive to set up a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?
  • Which part of the POA form should I select?
  • Do I need an attorney to set it up?
  • Can I revoke a Durable Power of Attorney?
  • Do I ever need to revise my advance directives?
  • Is my durable power of attorney from another state valid in Illinois?
  • Who should get a copy of my advance directive?
  • When does my advance directive go into effect?
  • Do I need a living will if I have a durable power of attorney for health care?
  • What if my agent abuses his/her powers?
  • How is a durable power of attorney for property different?
  • Will I be giving up my right to choose what I want if I sign an advance directive?

Eric J. Parker
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Chicago, Illinois  60606
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