OUTLaw, the UT Law Pro Bono Program, Capital Area Legal AIDS Project, and Austin-area volunteer attorneys are hosting a Free Legal Wills Clinic for Income-Qualified LGBTQ Individuals on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waterloo Counseling Center, 314 E Highland Mall Blvd., Suite 301, Austin, Texas 78752.
Persons in same-sex relationships need to take special legal precautions to ensure their partner and loved ones are taken care of in the event of death or serious injury.
To determine if you qualify for services, download an intake form and RSVP by October 14 th at http://bit.ly/OUTLawClinicOUTLawClinic
Questions? Call 401-345-1330
The clinic offers the following legal services:
- Basic will: Ensures that your funds, property, and personal effects are distributed according to your wishes after death
- Declaration of guardian: Tells a court who you would want to serve as your guardian if the need arose. Guardians may possess and manage your property, and/or may have a duty to provide care, supervision, and protection for you.
- Directive to physicians: Indicates what treatment preferences you would like honored if there came a time that you were unable to make medical decisions for yourself
- Disposition of remains: Tells a court who shall have the right to control the disposition of your remains after death
- Priority in visitation: Tells a hospital that a designated person shall have the right to visit you if you are admitted
- HIPAA release: Authorizes a hospital to disclose and discuss your health care information with a designated person
- Medical power of attorney: Designates an agent who may make health care decisions for you
- Durable power of attorney: Appoints an agent to manage your legal, financial, and/or business affairs. This may remain valid even if you later become unable to make your own decisions.