Understanding Living Wills And Powers Of Attorney
In addition to a will to determine how your assets will be distributed at your death, careful estate planning also involves documents that can provide for you in your lifetime. These documents may include a living will or powers of attorney, which can make your wishes known at a time when you are unable speak for yourself.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with our experienced attorney. You can rely on us for quality, experienced estate planning education and representation.
Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney allows you to authorize a representative who has the power to take care of your assets if you become unable to do so for yourself. Your representative, known as an attorney in fact, has the authority to represent you personally and to represent your business interests, in order to ensure financial provision for you and your family.
Establishing a durable power of attorney prevents the need for costly and time-consuming guardianship proceedings, if you were to become incapacitated.
We have created broad financial powers in our comprehensive durable power of attorney, in order that it will accommodate foreseen and unforeseen circumstances.
Healthcare Power of Attorney
A healthcare power of attorney allows you to authorize in advance an attorney in fact to make healthcare or living arrangement decisions for you in the event you are ever unable to make these decisions. It also includes some ability to handle financial or business-related matters for you, including working with Social Security.
We will equip you with an expansive healthcare power of attorney so that your designated attorney in fact will have the ability make decisions about your care and residence in your time of need.
Advanced Directives/Living Wills
As our client, we will prepare an advanced directive/living will for you free of charge. These documents provide directives in limited circumstances, and may include:
- Do not resuscitate orders
- Instructions on mechanical breathing or feeding
- Desire regarding pain medication
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We will help you develop a plan that meets your specific needs.