Incapacity Happens To Nearly Everyone
Most of us anticipate losing capacity, whether through age or illness, as we grow older. When this happens, it can make things difficult in several ways. Signing a power of attorney document now, naming someone else to make financial or health care-related decisions for you in the event of your incapacity, will help by pre-empting the issue.
At McCarthy & Allen, we have helped countless clients protect themselves through power of attorney documents. We are skilled in this area and can easily help you achieve peace of mind knowing that you are protected.
How A Power Of Attorney Can Help
Many people think that their spouse or child will automatically have power of attorney if they become incapacitated. However, this is not true. Laws have been put into effect that are designed to protect your rights by not allowing things like:
- Your children to speak with your doctors about your care
- Your spouse to make financial decisions without you legally able to sign
No matter what, every person needs a power of attorney form, even if you do not anticipate losing capacity soon. Accidents happen, and if you want to make sure that your family can make decisions for you, you need to name them as your power of attorney.
Another aspect of powers of attorney is the option to add on a health care directive. This allows you to lay out things such as your wishes for treatment if you are in a vegetative state. It is another crucially important thing to have available in the event you need it.
Reach Out By Calling 618-307-4099 Today
Worrying about who will make decisions for you can keep you up at night. Ease your mind by establishing a power of attorney. You can speak with a lawyer and get advice on your situation by calling our Glen Carbon office at 618-307-4099 or sending us an online message. We look forward to speaking with you.