Forms

Caution:  Use the forms at your own risk.  No attorney-client relationship is established.  Although Glenn M. Karisch believes the materials contained on this site to be accurate, neither Glenn M. Karisch nor any other person or entity warrants that these materials are accurate, free from defects, merchantable or fit for a particular purpose.  The user of these materials assumes all risk associated with their use.  Some of these forms involve complex legal subjects.  You should consult an attorney.  Click here for more warnings and information.

Estate Planning Forms

Estate Planning Information -- Use this form to gather information to give to your estate planning attorney at the initial consultation (Estate Planning Information form in Word format).
My Personal Records -- Use this form to list your personal information to assist your executor, agent and loved ones in the event of your death or incapacity (My Personal Records form in Word format).

Disability Planning Forms

Statutory Durable Power of Attorney -- This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for designating an agent empowered to take certain actions regarding your property.  Be very careful using this form, since the agent you name could use it in a way which may cause harm to your property.  Consult an attorney.  The statutory basis of this form is Texas Probate Code 490.  This form is available in Word or WordPerfect.
Medical Power of Attorney with Required Disclosure Statement -- This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for designating an agent to make medical decisions for you.  The statutory basis of this form is Texas Health and Safety Code 166.163 and 166.164.  This form is available in Word or WordPerfect.
Directive to Physicians and Family or Surrogates -- This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for indicating your wishes in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition.  The statutory basis of this form is Texas Health and Safety Code 166.033.  This form is available in Word or WordPerfect.
Declaration of Guardian in the Event of Later Incapacity or Need of Guardian -- This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for designating who you want to be your guardian (not guardian of your minor children -- another form is used for that) if you later become incapacitated.   The statutory basis of this form is Texas Probate Code 679. This form is  available in Word or WordPerfect.
Declaration of Appointment of Guardian for My Children in the Event of My Death or Incapacity -- This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for designating who you want to be guardian of your minor child or your adult incapacitated child should you later die or become incapacitated.  The statutory basis of this form is Texas Probate Code 677A.  This form is available in Word or WordPerfect.
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment -- This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for expressing your wishes regarding the giving or withholding of certain mental health treatments.  Note:  This form can be used in only limited circumstances.  Consult an attorney.  The statutory basis of this form is Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code 137.011.  This form is available in Word or WordPerfect.

Other Forms

Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains -- This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for expressing your wishes regarding funeral arrangements and designating an agent to handle those arrangements.  The statutory basis of this form is Texas Health and Safety Code 711.002.  This form is available in Word or WordPerfect.

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