Appointing Your Power Of Attorney For Any Situation
The laws surrounding powers of attorney can be quite confusing. By executing a power of attorney, an individual can be assured that his or her medical and financial decisions will be taken care of by a trusted friend or family member in the event of incapacitation.
A durable power of attorney is a legal document which gives a person you choose the power to manage your assets and financial affairs while you are alive. The appointment may be for a fixed period and can be revoked by you at any time providing you still have the legal capacity to do so. A power of attorney ceases when you die. At your death, the personal representative or executor named in your will then takes over the responsibilities of your estate.
A durable power of attorney enables you to have your financial affairs handled even if you become incapacitated. If you don’t specify that your power of attorney is durable, it will automatically end if you later become incapacitated.
Reach out to a Pensacola durable power of attorney lawyer today. We are here to educate and guide you through the process of providing for your family with the least amount of heartache. The legal team at Kramer A. Litvak, P.A., has decades of experience drafting legal documents for all aspects of a client’s estate administration.
Florida Health Care Surrogate Designation Lawyers
Planning ahead for potential health care issues is equally important as planning for a smooth disposition of your assets. While a health care surrogate designation and a living will are not the same thing, they are often drawn up at the same time. A health care surrogate designation is a document appointing someone else to consult with your physicians and to make decisions about your medical care if you are unable to do so. A living will is the document that states how you want those decisions to be made.
If you are injured or incapacitated, medical care providers and doctors will turn to your health care surrogate for medical decisions and consent for treatment. It is also important to have a HIPAA release in conjunction with a health care surrogate designation. This will allow your agent access to your medical records so they may make informed decisions on your behalf.
Experienced Estate Planning Guidance
We have the experience you need when preparing designations of health care surrogate and other estate planning documents. It’s experience that will give you peace of mind and could help your family avoid costly and lengthy court involvement. Please contact our Florida health care surrogate designation attorneys to schedule your free consultation online or by calling 850-308-1677.