FINANCIAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document whereby you can appoint someone to manage your financial affairs if you become unable to do so. Your “attorney-in-fact” will have the power to write checks, discuss accounts, request IRA distributions, and many other financial transactions on your behalf. If you become incapacitated and have no POA, then someone may have to become your Conservator to manage your financial affairs. The process of becoming a Conservator can be time-consuming and expensive. A properly executed POA will help your family avoid the stress of the Conservatorship process by allowing you to name and empower your attorney-in-fact BEFORE you can no longer take care of your own affairs.
At Crews Law, we can advise you of the types of POAs and ensure you have provided your loved ones with the tools they need to take care of you.
HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVES
A Health Care Directive or Health Care Power of Attorney allows you to name someone to oversee your medical care in the event that you cannot do it yourself due to injury, disease or other health issues. Your Health Care Directive will include the appointment of an agent to make your medical decisions, directives concerning “end-of-life” care commonly known as a Living Will, and also any special wishes or concerns you may have. At Crews Law, we will help you understand your options in a Health Care Directive and assist you in the legal execution of the document. Without a Health Care Directive with an appointed agent, your loved ones might have to go through the process of being appointed as your Guardian. That process can be stressful and expensive for your family.
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