Your Abilene Public Library is partnering with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas to host a Free Legal Clinic on Thursday, August 11 from 4PM to 7PM at the Mockingbird Branch Library. This clinic is designed to assist low-income people and households in obtaining legal documents that are essential in our lives.
Such would include the importance of having a legal will ahead of time to ensure your properties, assets, and wishes are carried out the way you want at the time of your passing. Although it’s one of the more important documents to possess, others that will be addressed include:
- Directives to Physicians: a living will to communicate your wishes for your medical treatments and end-of-life options when you may not be able to speak for yourself.
- Medical Powers of Attorney: a legal document to authorize a person to have the ability to make decisions for you when you are incapable of doing so.
- Out-Of-Hospital DNR Orders: a legal order to deny life-saving treatments when your heart or lungs cease to function.
- And more…
Many of these forms are available to access through your library online using Texas Legal Forms located in our E-Resources page, but understanding the legal jargon may not come as easy to you as it may for others.
Carolyn Davis will lead this workshop, again free of charge, as well as be able to discuss your options and what documents you might need. If you wish to participate, it’s strongly encouraged that you Register Online. An additional session will be hosted in September, but be sure to make this first session if you’re able.