At some point in time, there may come a moment when, due to various circumstances, it becomes impossible to make decisions on your own.
U.S. laws allow you to appoint a trusted representative, who will take upon himself/herself the responsibility of making the decisions regarding your finances, as well as your healthcare, medical treatment and even life extension via artificial means. The instruments used to memorialize your desires are Durable Power of Attorney, Healthcare Surrogate Designation, Advanced Healthcare Directive, Living Will, Declaration of Pre-Need Guardian.
These documents are seen as a vital part of the estate planning process. In case you do not leave the necessary instructions, certain important decisions may have to be made for you by the courts. In other words, if you don't plan for your incapacity, you run the risk of the court that doesn’t know you at all, acting inconsistently with your wishes. The decision to bestow upon the power of attorney is a very personal one and requires serious consideration. Our firm can delicately guide you through this process and make sure that all of your needs are met.