A Living Trust allows a great deal of flexibility in estate planning. It is called a "Living" Trust because it is effective both during your lifetime and after. Any assets that are properly transferred into the Trust will avoid probate at death. It provides confidentiality (because it is not filed with a probate court), disability planning for yourself or a beneficiary with a disability, and can be revoked or changed at any time during your life.
_A Power of Attorney for Health Care will permit your agent to make decisions regarding certain health care decisions. Some of these powers include:
  •     Consenting to medical treatment;
  •     Withdrawing life sustaining;
  •     Admitting you to or discharging you from any hospital or other health care facility;
  •     Binding you to a contract for health care services;
  •     Obtaining copies of your medical records.
Prior to signing a Health Care Power of Attorney, you should consult with an estate planning attorney to make sure you understand the form.