How Do I Assure That My Advance Directive Is Honored?

Notarize your advance directive. Although most states will accept your advance directive without it being notarized, notarizing helps prove the document's authenticity and can help avoid confusion. Check states you travel to frequently.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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