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We can Help You Prepare & Notarize Essential Documents Before Becoming Incapacitated.

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

"..Don't Leave your family members with the burden.. Don't wait until it's too late."

 

As we age, it's important to ensure that our wishes are respected and our assets are protected in case we become incapacitated.



At Notary on the Fly NW, we understand the importance of having the right legal documents in place, which is why we offer mobile notary services to help you prepare and notarize these documents.



In this post, we'll discuss the essential documents you need to have prepared and notarized before becoming incapacitated and how Notary on the Fly NW can assist you in the process saving you time, money and stress for both you and your family.


 

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1. Advance Directive


An advance directive is a legal document that outlines your healthcare wishes in case you become incapacitated or unable to make decisions for yourself. At Notary on the Fly NW, we can come to your location and notarize this document for you, making the process quick and easy....

This document allows you to appoint a healthcare agent, also known as a healthcare power of attorney, to make medical decisions on your behalf.


An advanced healthcare directive typically includes instructions on the type of medical treatment you want or do not want, such as life-sustaining treatments like ventilators or feeding tubes. It can also include your wishes for pain management, organ donation, and end-of-life care.


Having an advanced healthcare directive in place is important because it ensures that your healthcare wishes are respected and that your loved ones are not left guessing about what you would want. It can also help prevent family members from disagreeing about your medical care and potentially going to court to resolve these disagreements.


To create an advanced healthcare directive, you should first identify a trusted person to act as your healthcare agent. This person should be someone who understands your wishes and is willing and able to make medical decisions on your behalf.


Once you have identified your healthcare agent, you should consult with an attorney or use an online service to create the legal document. You will need to sign the document in the presence of a notary public to make it legally binding.


At Notary on the Fly NW, we can assist you in the process of getting an advanced healthcare directive executed. Our mobile notary services can come to your location, making the process convenient and hassle-free. We understand the importance of these documents and are committed to helping you protect your future and ensure that your healthcare wishes are respected.



2. Durable Power of Attorney


A durable power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone else to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf in case you become incapacitated. This document can be notarized by our team of mobile notaries, who will come to your location to assist you in the process.


3. Will


A will is a legal document that outlines how you want your assets to be distributed after your death.

In Oregon and Washington state, there are specific requirements for a will to be valid and legally binding.


In Oregon, a will must be in writing and signed by the person creating it, also known as the testator. The testator's signature must be witnessed by two people who are not beneficiaries of the will. Alternatively, the will can be notarized instead of having two witnesses.


In Washington state, a will must also be in writing and signed by the testator in the presence of two witnesses. The witnesses must also sign the will, acknowledging that they witnessed the testator's signature.


It's important to note that in both Oregon and Washington state, handwritten or oral wills, also known as holographic wills, are not recognized as legally binding. Additionally, if the will is not executed properly or if there are questions about the testator's mental capacity at the time the will was created, the will may be challenged in court.


When creating a will, it's important to work with an attorney or someone who is familiar with the laws and requirements in Oregon or Washington state.


An online service or your attorney can help ensure that the will is executed properly and that your wishes are clearly stated.


At Notary on the Fly NW, we understand the importance of having a legally binding will in place. We can provide notary services for wills in both Oregon and Washington state, ensuring that your will is executed properly and meets all the necessary legal requirements. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you with your will notarization needs.


"When you die without a will, the state decides who inherits your property."

4. Trust


A trust is a legal arrangement in which one person, the trustee, holds and manages assets on behalf of another person, the beneficiary. There are several benefits to having a trust in Oregon and Washington state.

  1. Avoiding probate: When assets are held in a trust, they do not go through the probate process after the owner's death. This can save time and money and can provide more privacy for the family.

  2. Control over distribution: With a trust, the owner can specify how and when assets are distributed to beneficiaries. This can be particularly useful when beneficiaries are minors or have special needs.

  3. Asset protection: Trusts can be used to protect assets from creditors and lawsuits. This can be especially important for business owners or individuals with high net worth.

  4. Tax planning: Trusts can be used as a tax planning tool to minimize estate and gift taxes.

  5. Flexibility: Trusts can be customized to meet the specific needs of the owner and beneficiaries. There are many different types of trusts, including revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, and charitable trusts.


"We understand the importance of having a legally binding will and power of attorney, and can provide the necessary notarization services."

In Oregon and Washington state, trusts are governed by state law, and there are specific requirements that must be met to create a valid trust. It's important to work with an attorney who is familiar with the laws in your state to ensure that your trust is legally binding and meets your needs.



Are you looking for a free power of attorney or will template online?


There are several reputable websites where you can find them. Here are a few options:



1. Eforms

eforms.com is a website that offers a variety of legal and business forms that can be filled out and completed online. Some of the forms available include power of attorney, wills, and living wills, as well as business forms such as articles of incorporation and LLC operating agreements.


The website offers both free and paid options for accessing their forms. The free forms are generally more basic and may not be tailored to the specific laws of your state. The paid options offer more customized and comprehensive forms, as well as access to legal advice and support.


It is important to note that while eforms.com can be a helpful resource for finding legal forms, it is always a good idea to have an attorney review and customize any legal document to your specific needs. A notary public can then notarize the documents to make them legally binding.

2. Rocket Lawyer:


Rocket Lawyer offers a free trial period during which you can access their power of attorney and will templates. They also offer affordable options for reviewing and revising these documents.

US Legal Forms: US Legal Forms offers a wide range of legal document templates, including power of attorney and will templates. They also offer options for customizing these documents to your specific needs.


It is important to note that while these templates can be a helpful starting point, it is always a good idea to have an attorney review and customize them to your specific needs. A notary public can then notarize the documents to make them legally binding.

3. US Legal Forms:


US Legal Forms offers a wide range of legal document templates, including power of attorney and will templates. They also offer options for customizing these documents to your specific needs.


It is important to note that while these templates can be a helpful starting point, it is always a good idea to have an attorney review and customize them to your specific needs. A notary public can then notarize the documents to make them legally binding.



At, Notary on the Fly NW, we understand the value of having these essential documents prepared and notarized before becoming incapacitated.

That's why we offer mobile notary services to make the process easy and convenient for you. By working with us, you can ensure that your loved ones are taken care of and that your assets are protected. Don't wait until it's too late; contact Notary on the Fly NW today to schedule an appointment and start preparing these essential documents!





 

We Travel to you! No matter where you are.


Looking for a notary public who will come to you no matter where you are? Look no further than Notary on the Fly NW!


We'll travel to you, whether you're in your pajamas at home or stranded in the middle of nowhere. We don't judge - we just notarize!


So sit back, relax, and let us handle the notarization process for you. You don't even have to put on pants!


That's right, we'll come to you no matter where you are - jail cell, tow yard, hospital room, you name it. We know that life can be unpredictable, and we're here to make the notarization process as easy and convenient as possible.


Now, we do have to admit that we would prefer it if you put on pants before we arrive. But hey, we're not here to judge your fashion choices - we're here to provide top-notch notary services.



So don't hesitate to give us a call, no matter where you are or what you're wearing (or not wearing). We'll be there to help you get your documents notarized and ensure that everything is legally binding.


Oh yeah... and also we are 24/7 by choice... so we don't have those extra "emergency" or "after hour" fee's. Give us a call now - Let us know how we can help you and your family!






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