How do I go about having DNR, advanced directives and durable power of attorney documents prepared?

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How do I go about having DNR, advanced directives and durable power of attorney documents prepared?

I do not have much money as I am a college student but I am interested in having documents prepared in the event that an end of life, long term care or accident resulting in fatal injury should occur. I would like to have DNR order, advanced directive and durable power of attorney forms prepared, but do not how to proceed, what types of lawyers handle these, or where to find one in my area. I would also like to know the cost associated with having these documents prepared.

Asked on March 23, 2012 under Estate Planning, Tennessee

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The documents that you are interested in can be prepared by an attorney who practices in the area of Wills and trusts. From a practical standpoint, such forms are typically preprinted and comply with the laws of the state that one lives in. I would look in the phone book for a Wills and trust attorney that you need. Costs for the documents to be prepared properly would appear to be in the range of $300 to $400 as an estimate.

Some can be found online or at a stationery store. However, it is best to have an attorney prepare such documents for you so you know that they are properly prepared and are valid.


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