Does It Have To Be Notarized?
You do not need to have an Advance Directive form notarized to make it legal in Maine, but you do need two witnesses to sign it. However, if you travel or live part of the year outofstate, it would be wise to have it signed by a Notary. Some states require this. You can find this service under Notary Public in the phone book. Most banks also have a Notary Pubic and will usually notarize papers for bank customers when asked.
Additional Estate Planning Articles
- What Is An Advance Directive?
- Who Can Complete An Advance Directive?
- How Does An Advance Directive Help?
- What Does An Advance Directive Allow Me To Do?
- Can I Change Any Part Of This Form?
- Who Should I Tell About My Advance Directive?
- When Does My Advance Directive Go Into Effect?
- Who Will Decide My Care When Im Too Sick To Choose If I Dont Have An Agent Or An Advance Directive?
- What Happens If I Do Not Make An Advance Directive?
- Does My Doctor Have To Follow My Choices?
- What If Suffer From A Mental Health Problem?
- What Rights Do I Have As A Patient?
- What If I Want To Change My Mind?
- What Is A Living Will?
- What Happens To The Living Will After I Have Signed It And Given It To My Doctor?
- Will Emergency Medical Personnel Honor My Living Will, In The Ambulance Or Emergency Room?
- Will My Living Will, Executed In Maine, Be Honored In Another State?
- Will Signing A Living Will Affect My Insurance?
- What Else Should I Know About Advance Directives?