- A Power of Attorney lets you choose who makes your key financial decisions if you are unable to do so in the case of accident or illness.
- A Medical Power of Attorney lets you choose who makes important medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
No one is immune from aging, loss of mental clarity or health crises that can leave you unable to handle the business of your life: paying bills, managing investments or making key financial decisions. If you become unable to manage your affairs and you don’t have a power of attorney, then the court may appoint someone to handle your money, property and investments. This could cost your family over $2,000 in attorney’s fees and court costs. Having a power of attorney in place means that YOU decide who manages your affairs, so the decision is not left up to the court.
A medical power of attorney allows you to choose who will make your medical decisions on your behalf. It helps you make the big decisions in advance about end-of-life choices, which is extremely important in helping families through times of crisis. If you don’t have this document, the court can appoint a guardian to make medical decisions on your behalf.
Having a power of attorney and medical power of attorney allows YOU to choose an agent you trust so the important decisions that affect you will be based on your own beliefs and values. If you're interested in creating or updating these important documents, please contact us for a free consultation.