Why it’s so important your aging parents have their legal affairs in order.   

If you have don’t have these legal documents by the time you need them, it’s too late. They’re especially important if you’re caring for an older parent. But they’re also important for almost all of us to have now.

Kim & Mike Barnes talk to Attorneys Jeff Barnett and Keith Leuty of Partnering Sponsor Barnett & Leuty, P.C. about the five most important legal documents everyone needs.

√ Will
√ Durable Power of Attorney
√ Medical Power of Attorney (includes HIPAA Release)
√ Directive To Physicians
√ Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains

In this interview, find out why they’re so important and what can happen if you don’t have them. 

*Barnett & Leuty, P.C. has a special offer on these five documents for anyone in Central Texas who is a Family Member of Parenting Aging Parents. Click here if you’re interested in joining.


Topics Covered:
If you don’t have a will, the probate process is like “off roading”.
3:37 The importance of having a will.
5:56 What is a medical power of attorney and a statutory or durable power of attorney?
8:09 If you pass away and you don’t have a will, you’re leaving a big ball of yarn to be untangled.
10:34 The difference between a medical power of attorney and a medical directive.
13:58 What is an appointment of agent for the disposition of your body?
15:59 What can you do if you don’t have a disposition of remains document?
18:14 Bonus document: Lady Bird Deed or Transfer upon Death Deed.
19:45 Do you need a trust?