Deanna L. Durbin, Attorney

Akron Probate Attorney


Akron Estate Planning Attorney

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form - ​this allows a person to limit the care he or she would receive in emergency situations. It instructs a doctor to write a DNR order advising medical personnel that a patient does not want to be resuscitated in the event or cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest ins special circumstances. This can be included in the Health Care Power of Attorney or drafted as a separate document. 

In all cases, it is very important to select someone you trust to serve as your Agent.

330-472-2083 today for a free initial consultation to discuss your estate planning needs.

Revocable Living Trust - a living trust may be appropriate in some situations, such as to provide individualized planning for a grantors spouse and children often in the case of blended families, or to provide for children who may have creditor or spendthrift issues.

HIPAA Waiver - this documents a person’s wishes concerning who can obtain their health care information. This is often incorporated into other advance directives as well - into a POA in the event the agent needs to obtain information to confirm medical biliing; into the HC POA or Living Will so the healthcare agent can obtain all information to make an informed decision. A separate HIPAA Waiver may beneficial if a person wants to grant this authority to more persons than he or she has named in their health care POA.

Depending on a person's circumstances, wishes and needs, other estate planning options may be useful, such as:

Organ Donor Form - this documents a person’s wishes concerning the specific nature and use of their planned organ donation. This may be helpful to ensure use is consistent with the person's wishes. This is included in the Ohio Living Will and can also be designated on a person's State of Ohio ID or Driver's License, however, a separate Donor Registry Enrollment Form can also be completed and sent to the State.  This may be desirable if a person wishes to have restrictions on participation with regards to use and or organs to be donated.

Declaration for Funeral Arrangements/ Disposition of Bodily Remains - this documents a person’s wishes concerning who they want to serve as their agent(s) for funeral arrangements, services, and final disposition. This may be helpful to prevent issues if there is potential disagreement as to final arrangements.