Living wills, Health Care Proxies, and Medical Directives
Our attorneys are experienced in creating living wills, health care proxies, and medical directives in conjunction with wills or separately. These documents ensure that your wishes will be carried out in the event you are unable to make your own medical decisions. We will help you create
documents to reflect your wishes and needs. Our flat fee Estate Planning package includes these services.
Please contact us and let us help determine which of these various estate planning tools is right for you and will help you meet your goals.
Durable Powers Of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a written document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person to act as an agent on his or her behalf, thus conferring authority on the agent to perform certain acts or functions on behalf of the principal.
Powers of attorney are routinely granted to allow the agent to take care of a variety of specific transactions for the principal. However, powers of attorney can also be written to address circumstances. A power of attorney generally is terminated when the principal dies or becomes incompetent, but the principal can revoke the power of attorney at any time.
A special type of power of attorney that is used frequently is the “durable” power of attorney. A durable power of attorney differs from a traditional power of attorney in that it continues the agency relationship beyond the incapacity of the principal. The two types of durable power of attorney are immediate and “springing.” The first type takes effect as soon as the durable power of attorney is executed. The second is intended to “spring” into effect when a specific event occurs, such as the disability of the principal.