Getting your stuff in order

  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    Do you keep your things current....whether it is a will/trust, living will, advanced directive, durable power of attorney, etc.?

    After seeing what I have had to do for my Mom, it was a good reminder of how important it is to take the time to make sure to have these things. Having to go through the court for Conservatorship is frustrating, time consuming and costly, even if they say yes to everything.

    I think that it is important that we have a say on who we want to take care of things and who things are going to if the time comes for that.
  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2014 12:53 AM GMT
    California Durable Power of Attorney

    http://www.thedocdiva.com/CALIFORNIA_GENERAL_DURABLE_POWER_OF_ATTORNEY.pdf

    Needs to be notarized. That is very important!
  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2014 12:54 AM GMT
    California Advanced Health Care Directive

    http://ag.ca.gov/consumers/pdf/ProbateCodeAdvancedHealthCareDirectiveForm-fillable.pdf
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    Sep 09, 2014 5:14 AM GMT
    Oh hell no. If I designated a beneficiary then someone would have (more) motive to knock me off. icon_surprised.gif
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    Sep 09, 2014 5:20 AM GMT
    I think it will be fun to watch from above as the family bitches and fights over who gets what if I die. Most of them wanted nothing to do with me when I came out as gay, so they can have nothing when I die. icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 09, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    yeah I will leave my ps4 to my dog
  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2014 5:25 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidOh hell no. If I designated a beneficiary then someone would have (more) motive to knock me off. icon_surprised.gif


    For me, the thought of my family making health care decisions for me does not appeal to me. They are religious and I don't want decisions based on religion. I don't want to be stuck on a machine.
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    Sep 09, 2014 5:27 AM GMT
    atlanticshore saidyeah I will leave my ps4 to my dog


    LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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    Sep 09, 2014 5:37 AM GMT
    Got it. I'll leave all my shit to whichever sycophant gives me the greatest number of lifetime orgasms.

    No, wait... then they'll just off me when they're up by one. OK. Nobody can know the score until after I'm gone.
  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2014 5:48 AM GMT
    ^
    If you don't want to give it to people....maybe there are some needy non-profit organizations that you want to support.

    I'm giving some of mine to a charity that takes in homeless LGBT youth. With and estimated 40% of homeless being LGBT, and in some areas, about half of the LGBT youth being kicked out of homes, I think it is an one of many important causes.
  • Webster666

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    Sep 09, 2014 6:44 AM GMT
    I have a will and a living trust all written up, but I haven't made myself go to have it notorized and my signature witnessed.
    I'm a procrastinator...
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    Sep 09, 2014 4:30 PM GMT
    Here's perhaps the most essential form of all: your will!
    http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/publications/Will-Form.pdf

    Properly completed and executed, it needn't be notarized, this is valid throughout California, and may be in other states whose requirements for wills are the same.
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    Sep 10, 2014 12:49 PM GMT
    I have that all set in place but I often revise my advance directive( as the longer I'm working in the hospital the less I'm willing to have done to me if incapacitated).
  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2014 2:52 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidI have a will and a living trust all written up, but I haven't made myself go to have it notorized and my signature witnessed.
    I'm a procrastinator...



    I don't know that they would consider them to be valid without being witnessed or notarized.

    The power of attorney would not be valid for estate issues without notarization. I think it might be ok for a living will though but each State has its own requirements.

    It is much safer to dot your i's and cross your t's with something like this.
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    Sep 10, 2014 2:56 PM GMT
    lookinforcars101 saidI have that all set in place but I often revise my advance directive( as the longer I'm working in the hospital the less I'm willing to have done to me if incapacitated).


    Excellent. It sounds like you have more detail on yours than just checking boxes and signing it. When I had to use one for my best friend the doctor's wanted to make sure that he took the time to really answer the questions. It helps them with liability....and that is even when they are the ones that recommended that we have him taken off the machines.
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    Sep 10, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
    I do , working in my field , i better be ready in case of something happens .
    It is not fair to leave all that to someone else to take care off !