Designate Who Will Make Decisions if You Become Incapacitated
If a person becomes incapacitated and is unable to manage their own financial or personal affairs, it is important to know who can step in and fill that role. Many people mistakenly believe that should this occur their spouse or adult children can simply step in and take over. The fact is, however, that without a legal document such as a durable power of attorney, nobody is legally authorized to fill this role automatically. In this situation, the loved ones would have to petition a court to have them declared incompetent.
Unfortunately, when someone becomes unable to care for themselves due to an accident, illness or simple old age, waiting for the court to act can cause some significant problems.
Our legal team can help you to avoid the risk of this type of problem by identifying who you want to act on your behalf. Legacy Planning Law Group can help ensure that you will be treated with dignity and respect and that your health care decisions will be made by the person of your choice, but only if you have the proper legal documents in place.
If you want the peace of mind of having a guardian chosen ahead of time, contact us by phone or email to set up an appointment with an attorney to get this process started. It is far easier and more affordable than many people might expect and can save you and your loved ones a lot of problems in the future.