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  Wills & Advanced Planning Services

 

(210) 222-1294 | 202 W. French Pl., San Antonio, Texas 78212
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   
 

Our Wills & Advanced Planning Services offer individuals and families legal assistance and guidance for life affairs planning. More often than not, we do not adequately prepare for our own passing, leaving our loved ones with many important questions unanswered. With Wills & Advanced Planning Services, Catholic Charities provides you with the peace of mind and guidance you need to determine how your assets will be distributed, who will take care of your children if an early death occurs, and who can make financial and medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to. It is never too early to start planning, and Catholic Charities is here to help you and your family through this necessary process.

How We Help
Through our Wills & Advanced Planning Services, Catholic Charities offers the following legal assistance services:

  • Preparation of one’s Last Will & Testament;
  • Durable Financial Power of Attorney;
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care; and
  • Directive to Physician/Living Will.

 

The primary purpose of the Last Will & Testament is to assure that your property is distributed as you wish after you die. The document will direct the distribution of your property at death, states who will care for and distribute your property and names a guardian to care for your minor children.

In order to designate who will manage your finances if you are unable to due to a disability or after your passing, a Durable Financial Power of Attorney legally provides another adult with the authority to manage an individual’s financial affairs. The Durable Financial Power of Attorney may also be limited so that it only takes effect upon the individual’s disability.

While the Durable Financial Power of Attorney provides reassurance concerning your finances, a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care provides another adult with the authority to make health care decisions on behalf of an individual. This document takes effect upon written certification by a physician that the individual lacks the capacity to make health care decisions and must be witnessed by 2 qualified persons.

A Directive to Physician/Living Will provides another adult with the authority to instruct a physician to withhold artificial means of extending the natural process of dying.

Who qualifies for our program?
Services are available to anyone in need of assistance living within Bexar, Medina, Atascosa, Kerr, Guadalupe, and Bandera counties. Fees for services are available on a sliding scale depending on household income.

   
   
   
   
   
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