Medical Power of Attorney
While a lot of estate planning tends to focus on finances, our team from Daniel Albert Law Firm believes that a well-thought estate plan should include preparing for any potential healthcare or medical decision you may have to make in the future. That is why a professional medical power of attorney (also known as a durable power of attorney for healthcare) is critical. With a medical power of attorney, you will be able to designate an individual to administer healthcare decisions for you if you are incapable of executing those yourself for some reason.
What Do You Mean By A Medical Power Of Attorney?
A power of attorney is an official document that helps you appoint an individual as your representative and empowers them to act on your behalf if the situation calls for it. Different types of powers of attorney tend to address various problems. In the case of a medical power of attorney, you get to appoint someone to make medical decisions for you if you fall ill or are incapacitated and cannot make those decisions yourself.
Unlike a regular power of attorney (nondurable), medical power of attorney is durable. A typical power of attorney tends to expire once you become incapacitated. However, medical power of attorney is durable and will not come into effect until you become incapacitated.
What If You Don’t Have A Medical Power Of Attorney?
You might feel like you don’t need to have a medical power of attorney. For instance, you may already have a living will as a part of your estate plan, or you may have already informed your wishes to family members of the kind of healthcare you wish to receive if you ever become incapacitated.
If you are hesitant about hiring a medical power of attorney, you must still need someone to make medical decisions for you if you cannot make them on your own. Thus, it is recommended to have someone who has your best interest in mind since your life may depend on it. Remember that your loved ones may interpret your wishes to them differently, might not remember your instructions, or may have a different opinion on what would be better for you. Having a professional lawyer from Daniel Albert Law Firm as your medical power of attorney can help you avoid such situations effortlessly.
Choose Daniel Albert Law Firm As Your Medical Power Of Attorney Today!
It is crucial to carefully consider who you wish to appoint as your medical power of attorney. Even though some may nominate a close friend or a family member as their attorney-in-fact, you must understand that they might not be the best person to make these decisions for you.
Our team at Daniel Albert Law Firm has more than 15 years of experience in the field. As long as you have a professional lawyer as your medical power of attorney, you can stay stress-free, knowing that you have appointed someone who will not disregard your wishes when the time comes. Want more information regarding the same? Give our team a call at 832-930-3059, and speak to our professionals right away!