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Legal Service Developer Program

The Montana Legal Services Developer in the Office on Aging, provides elder law training and resources for seniors, family members and social outreach workers. The program also develops pro bono and local legal services referrals, training materials and telephone assistance to seniors on related matters.

The Legal Services Developer can be contacted by calling (800) 332-2272 (during normal business hours).

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Legal Guide to Long-Term Care Planning

Chapter Title Page
  Introduction 1
Chapter I - Power of Attorney  
 

Explanation of Power of Attorney
Statutory Form Power of Attorney
Durable Power Attorney for Health Care
Revocation of Power of Attorney

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11
19
21
Chapter II - Estate Planning  
 

Explanation of Estate Planning
Beneficiary Deeds in Montana
Beneficiary Deed
Revocation of Beneficiary Deed
Affidavit of Death
Sample Will
Explanation of Declaration of Homestead Exemption
Declaration of Homestead Exemption

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27
39
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51
53

Chapter III - Living Trust  
 

Explanation of Revocable Living Trust
Montana Seniors Beware
Uses and Abuses of a Revocable Trust

57
61
65

Chapter IV - Advance Directives  
  Explanation Declaration of Living Will
Declaration of Living Will documents
Revocation of Living Will
Montana Rights of the Terminally III Act
Do Not Resuscitate
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Chapter V - Guardian & Conservatorships 103

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Disclaimer

This Legal guide was compiled by the DPHHS Aging Services Division Legal Services Developer. This publication is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Rather, it is designed to help families become better acquainted with some of the devices used in long term planning and to create an awareness of the need for such planning. Future changes in laws cannot be predicted and statements in this narrative are based solely on those laws in force on the date of publication.

We recommend you seek legal advice for all your planning needs.