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Before a death

Making a will
What is a will? The practical steps involved in making a will and what happens when someone dies without having made a will.

Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney is a legal device in Ireland that can be set up by a person (the Donor) during his/her life to allow another specially appointed person (the Attorney) take action if the Donor is absent or becomes incapacitated.

Legal arrangements for incapacity
Legal arrangements for people who are unable to look after their own affairs.
This document is in: Health > Legal matters and health

Advance Healthcare Directives
An Advance Healthcare Directive in Ireland is a statement about the type and extent of medical or surgical treatment you want in the future, on the assumption that you will not be able to make that decision at the relevant time.
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