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RICHMOND â€” Understanding end of life issues such as estate planning and healthcare directives can seem daunting but attorney Marcia J. Boyd, who specializes in elder law, probate, and trusts, helped answer many questions at a special seminar sponsored by the Elder Affairs Commission on Tuesday morning at town hall.
To an audience of about 15 people, Boyd provided a legal check list that detailed the possible areas of concern at the end of life for the client and the clientâ€™s loved ones.
â€śYou will need a will, a power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney, and a living will,â€ť she said. â€śThose four documents go in a package nowadays. It used to be that you just needed a will but these other documents are important,â€ť she said.
â€śEverybody should have a will â€“ itâ€™s a way of being sure that what you want to have happen with your assets is what happens when you pass away. Itâ€™s a way of clarifying and avoiding family crisis and conflict,â€ť she added.
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