Committed Estate Planning Lawyer Helping Boca Raton Residents With Health Care Advance Directives and Powers of Attorney
As you plan for your future, it is important to consider circumstances in which you may need someone to execute your wishes on your behalf. Durable powers of attorney and health care advance directives are key components of a well-rounded estate plan. The Law Offices of Steven J. Asarch will help you design, prepare, and execute these documents to ensure your wishes are clearly articulated and legally enforceable.
What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
Durable powers of attorney assign authority to persons you have selected to make decisions on your behalf. This is a legal document that is typically created during the estate planning process, ensuring that a trusted individual who respects your wishes will handle specific duties and make decisions in your stead. Steven J. Asarch understands the importance of putting a trusted individual in place, so we will work closely with you to make sure your financial assets, real estate, and any business interests are fully protected when the time comes.
Important Uses Of Durable Powers Of Attorney
As you think about designating an agent, it is helpful to understand what decisions this person may need to make. You may want to allow them to sell your home, property, vehicles, or other assets if you are unable to be present. In addition, if you are ever temporarily or permanently incapacitated, a durable power of attorney can be used by your agent to make decisions and sign documents. A well designed and properly executed durable power of attorney can accomplish this for you.
Health Care Advance Directives
When it comes to important medical decisions, you want to be sure that your preferences are documented. Should you be unable to give your consent to various medical treatment options, it is crucial to have a legal document specifying your wishes and to appoint a surrogate who will make health care decisions on your behalf. Advanced directives include a health care surrogate designation and a living will. While these issues may be somewhat difficult to think about or discuss with your family members, it is wise to put the necessary pieces in place so that your wishes are fully honored when the time comes.
Protect Your Future By Taking Steps Today
Our firm understands how delicate it can be to think about the aging process and possible conditions that could one day incapacitate you. We will treat you with the compassion and care you deserve while we consider your options and wishes for any medical treatment you wish (or do not wish) to receive. With over two and a half decades of estate planning experience, Steven J. Asarch has helped many clients articulate their financial, legal, and medical desires and achieve the peace of mind they need.