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Will/Estate Planning

By Terry Savage on August 24, 2018 | Wild Card

Hello Terry! Just saw you on the WGN morning show discussing wills and estate planning.

I completed a Five Wishes document (provided by Hope HealthCare Services) appointing an agent who can make medical treatment and healthcare decisions should I become incapacitated. It was witnessed by my sister and niece. Is a legal document in Illinois?

Thank you!

Terry Says

Yes, any witnessed document for healthcare directives will be legal in Illinois. You should have two copies — one for yourself that is easily available, and one in the hands of your agent.



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