Excerpt from Tulsa World: (click for entire article)
It's bad enough thinking about death or dying, but paying a lawyer to help you ponder the inevitable? Ugh.
Still, you owe it to yourself and to your family to assemble the documents that will smooth your way at the end of life and secure the well-being of those you leave behind. These documents include a will; a financial and a medical power of attorney, which let others make decisions for you when you cannot; an advance medical directive, which spells ot your preferred end-of-life care;and in some cases a revocable living trust, which lets your estate avoid probate.