Planning For Incapacity

Most people go through a period of incapacity before they die. If you cannot communicate your wishes, your estate plan can appoint trusted people to speak for you.

Our attorneys at Better Plans have the experience to help you create a thorough health care directive and power of attorney plan.

A Power Of Attorney For Financial Decisions

Your financial power of attorney names someone you trust to manage your finances if you become incapacitated or unable to make decisions yourself while you are still alive. You may assume that a family member could step into your shoes and make decisions for you, but this is not the case.

A Health Care Directive For Health Decisions

An advance health care directive, also referred to as a living will, can save your family the stress of making difficult decisions about your care if you are in an end-of-life condition and cannot speak for yourself.

Your health care power of attorney designates a person who will have the power to make decisions on your behalf when you cannot. It can also spell out whether you want feeding tubes or other artificial life support.

The alternative is to have someone else decide. These situations often pit family members against doctors and family members against one another. It is far better for you to choose who can make these important decisions for you in a time of crisis.

A Lawyer At Better Plans Can Help

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