Are Durable Powers Of Attorney Right For You?

Healthcare Financial Powers AttorneyIf you suddenly become incapacitated due to a serious accident or medical emergency such as a stroke, you may no longer be able to communicate your own wishes for health-care and finances. In these instances, your loved ones may have to seek a legal order for a guardianship or conservatorship. This can cause tension among family members and result in decisions being made that you are not comfortable with. That is why it is so important to plan for the future now, while you are of sound mind to do so.

Predesignate A Loved One To Make Decisions For You If You Cannot Do So Yourself

By predesignating a healthcare and/or financial durable power of attorney today, you can have peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be upheld in the event of incapacitation later in life. The first step is often speaking to the individuals whom you wish to designate for your healthcare durable power of attorney and financial durable power of attorney. Many times, people will select two separate individuals for these trusted roles, while some choose only one person to fulfill both roles.

While family discussions are important, nothing can be set in stone unless you legally document your wishes. This needs to be done with the assistance of a qualified estate planning attorney.

At The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC, we help clients plan for their future care through personalized legal services. Our lawyers will help you and your loved ones understand the rights and responsibilities associated with durable powers of attorney. We may discuss end-of-life decisions, as well as how to deal with financial matters if you no longer want to or do not have the capacity to do so.

We understand that you want someone you trust to make these important decisions should you be unable to. Our lawyers will walk you through the process and ensure that your loved ones understand how to execute your wishes down the road.

Contact Our Lawyers In St. Louis, Missouri

To learn more about durable powers of attorney, contact our lawyers online or call us at 314-644-3200. We’ll take the time to listen to your story, and will suggest the estate planning documents that meet your unique needs.

In the maze of confusion, there is a solution.