The Forgotten Estate Planning Docum...

Author: Wolfe Ossa lawCategories: Estate

Power of Attorney & Advanced Health Care Directive

Power of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directive (also known as the Living Will) are two of the essential estate planning documents.  People are often familiar with Wills, but do not understand the significance of the Power of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directive.  Clients sometimes hesitate to have these drafted and think that the Will is all they need.  It is important to understand that the Power of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directive are just as important to have as a Will because they allow you to designate a representative to make financial and healthcare decisions for you in the event that you become unable to do so yourself.

We always strongly encourage clients to have the Power of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directive drafted along with the Will.  Without these, any disability or illness that renders you unable to make decisions for yourself can cause a tremendous amount of trouble for you and your loved ones.  By simply having the Power of Attorney and Living Will drafted ahead of time, you avoid the costly and time-consuming Guardianship process.  You also give yourself the peace of mind of having someone you can trust looking after you.

If you are looking to plan for the future and want to see about having a Power of Attorney, Advanced Healthcare Directive, and Will done, call our office to schedule a free consultation.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in estate planning and will make sure you have the best service possible.

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