Elder Law

Incapacity Planning

Legacy Planning Law Group knows that the best way to help our clients is to understand their long-term care planning needs and help them build that plan. If you’re interested in learning more about incapacity planning, please book your free 15-minute phone call with us today!

UNDERSTANDING INCAPACITY PLANNING

Incapacity can result from either physical or cognitive disabilities that are severe enough to seriously impact your ability to make your own decisions or fulfill your basic day-to-day needs. Incapacity planning helps to ensure responsible decisions are made on your behalf, by the person who you identify ahead of time. This is typically done using a valid power of attorney and a medical directive, though each person’s situation will be unique and may require additional legal tools.

When incapacitated, the person or people you designate will be able to make all legal and medical decisions on your behalf. This can include caring for you by using your money to pay bills, buying groceries and handling other financial matters such as selling real estate or even gifting assets to children. Of course, they will also need to make critical medical decisions such as what type of palliative care you would want.

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer to incapacity planning, which is why it is so important to work with an experienced elder law attorney in Florida.

Some Additional Resources

The following resources are provided by the Florida Bar as Consumer Information Pamphlets.

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