Alabama Power of Attorney

It’s incredibly important to plan for the possibility that you may become unable to make decisions for yourself in the future. In the event that you are incapacitated, a durable power of attorney empowers a person, called an "agent" or "attorney-in-fact," to make decisions in your stead, whether financial or medical in nature. This power should only be given to someone whom you trust greatly, and who will be willing and able to make sound decisions on your behalf.

Alabama Living Will

End-of-life decision-making, however, requires a different document, called an advance directive, more commonly known as a "living will." In it, you are given the opportunity to express your wishes in the event that you become permanently incapacitated, or when your recovery is extremely unlikely. There is no decision more personal, and a living will ensures that you are the one making it.