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Financial Information, Money Matters: Introduction to Life-Planning Documents


 Life planning concerns affect everyone. Cancer patients and the elderly in particular should become informed about protecting their legal options with life-planning documents to ensure that their wishes on issues such as medical treatment, care of finances, distribution of property, and guardianship of minor children will be followed in the event of serious illness or death.
Stacey Pramer discusses various life planning documents, including: Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, Living Will, and the basic Last Will and Testament.
Stacey Pramer is a volunteer attorney with the Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects of the City Bar Justice Center, the non-profit section of the New York City Bar Association. Both projects provide free legal services in the area of life planning for cancer patients and survivors who lack the financial resources to hire a lawyer. Through her volunteer work, Ms. Pramer has prepared life-planning documents for seniors and cancer patients and survivors, and has represented the Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw Projects as a speaker at community outreach events, held throughout the City, to raise awareness of these important legal issues.
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