Durable Powers of Attorney
Take Control of Your Assets
A financial power of attorney is a document that is used to name someone to take financial and legal action on your behalf. Absent granting this authority through a power of attorney, your loved ones will likely need to petition the court to be appointed your conservator…costing both time and money. These documents can grant this power immediately, or only after your disability or incapacity when you need someone to act on your behalf.
Patient Advocate Designation – A power of attorney for healthcare can nominate a patient advocate to make healthcare decisions on your behalf. Without the authority granted in this document, your loved ones may need to petition the court to be appointed your guardian…again costing time and money.
You can give directions to your patient advocate regarding the types of treatments that you desire. This includes your wishes regarding life sustaining treatment and end of life decisions.