Advance Directives


Power of Attorney for Health Care,
Declaration to Physicians (Living Will)

  • If you do not have a safety deposit box or some other safe place to keep your original Power of Attorney for Health Care or Declaration to Physicians (also known as a Living Will), you may file it for safekeeping with the Register in Probate.
  • There is a statutory filing fee of $8
  • If you file this document with the Register in Probate, you may want to keep a copy at home and advise your family where the original is located.

Power of Attorney for Finance and Property

This document may be filed with the Register of Deeds Office.


Authorization for Disposition - Effective 3/2008

This document may be filed for safekeeping with the Register in Probate for a fee of $8.  As with other Advance Directives, you may want to keep a copy of this document at home and advise your family where the original is located.