Estate Planning

Jacksonville Powers of Attorney

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UNDERSTANDING HEALTH CARE POWERS OF ATTORNEY IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

A Health Care Power of Attorney, also called an advance directive, allows you to accomplish two specific healthcare actions in Florida.

First, you can use this tool to choose the individual or individuals who you want to have the authority to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are ever unable to do so. Secondly, a Health Care Power of Attorney will allow you to make certain medical decisions for yourself ahead of time. For example, you can explain in detail what is to be done regarding life-sustaining treatment.

UNDERSTANDING A FLORIDA LIVING WILL

Your living will documents in detail what is to be done regarding life-sustaining treatment. If you have specific desires regarding surgical procedures, palliative care, pain management, or organ donation, a Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will are the perfect tools to express your wishes.

These healthcare documents will reflect your very personal wishes, concerns, and values. It is not a good idea to use templates or other standard forms. Instead, creating a personalized Health Care Power of Attorney and Living Will that are as unique as you are will help avoid any problems in Duval County, Florida.

UNDERSTANDING DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY GRANTED IN FLORIDA

A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you give another person the authority to act on your behalf about financial and personal business matters. The designated individual is the ‘agent’ or ‘attorney-in-fact’ and will have the legal authority to act and sign documents on your behalf.

A Durable Power of Attorney in Florida becomes effective immediately upon signing and remains in effect for your lifetime or until the point that you cancel the document. With this in mind, you must appoint someone who you trust as your Durable Powers of Attorney.

If you become incapacitated and don’t have a Durable Power of Attorney in place, a court-supervised guardianship may become necessary. Of course, most people would rather have someone they trust handling their affairs rather than a court-appointed stranger. A Durable Power of Attorney in Jacksonville, FL, is a straightforward and affordable document to add to your estate plan in Duval County.

Our estate planning law group is here to help you and your loved ones understand estate planning, elder law, post-death administration, and business planning in Duval County, Florida. If you’re interested in learning more about our legal services from our experienced Jacksonville, Florida estate planning attorneys, please don’t hesitate to contact us by Booking a Call today.

 

Some Additional Resources

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

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