One of the most critical elements of estate planning is having the appropriate documents in place should you not be able to communicate your desires. This is especially important if you can anticipate becoming incapacitated in the future due to current health concerns.
Through a powers of attorney written document, you can delegate someone to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you are no longer able. At the Law Office of Antonina Vaznelis in Spring Hill, Florida, we can meet with you to discuss any advance directives you may wish to have. We can answer your questions, and also prepare proper forms detailing who has the power to make what decisions in case you become unable.
Powers of Attorney
There are many provisions that can be made to a powers of attorney document. You are able to decide the point at which powers are bestowed upon someone else. You can also choose the extent of those powers. The professionals at the Law Office of Antonina Vaznelis can advise you on your options and the powers available with each option.
The following documents are some of the types of powers if attorney that we can prepare for you:
- Medical power of attorney
- Durable power of attorney
- Real estate
- Purchase or sale of property
Medical power of attorney
This document authorizes another person to make medical decisions on your behalf. These may include where you receive care and what type of care you receive. It is imperative that you choose someone who has your best interests in mind.
Durable power of attorney
A durable power of attorney allows another individual to make financial and business decisions on your behalf. This may include paying your mortgage or rent, selling stocks, signing checks, and other business-type of choices. Again, it is important to choose someone you trust to look out for your well-being.
Advance Health Care Directives
Another tool the Law Office of Antonina Vaznelis can assist you with is an advance health care directive, otherwise known as a living will. This outlines your directives to a physician in the event that you are incapacitated. The most common concern pertains to whether you want to be kept on life support. Preparing an advance health care directive can spare your family a great deal of tension, frustration and anger.
Contact an attorney
Contact our office today to discuss your power of attorney options with a Spring Hill lawyer. We offer a complimentary consultation for new clients. We can be reached at (352) 597-7363.