Who Do You Want Making Decisions For You When You Can’t?
EVERYONE needs this document. The powers that it creates can be written to exist from the moment the document is signed or can spring into existence upon a triggering condition – let’s say an incapacity due to an automobile accident, for instance, or early onset of dementia.
The durable power of attorney allows your partner to pay bills and taxes, and even to collect benefits on your behalf. It can also give your partner decision-making powers to make those hard choices you may no longer have the physical or mental ability to make.
Without a document of this nature, the decision will not be yours, or your partner’s. It will be up to State law or a blood relative.
You need to document whether you want certain surgical procedures or wish to be taken off of life support, or whether you wish to be an organ donor.
This lets your doctor talk to your partner and gives your partner access to your medical records in an emergency.
If you wish to decide what your partner receives upon your death, you have to explicitly lay that out in a Will or Trust document.
This document protects YOUR choice to designate your guardian, because you’re the one that knows your wishes best.
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We stand ready to help you craft enforceable documents that express YOUR plans, YOUR desires, and YOUR intentions. Don’t let the government control who gets your estate, or how it gets divided up.