What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
A Durable Power of Attorney document allows you to appoint another person, known as your agent, to make decisions concerning your financial affairs and assets while you are living. You may allow your agent to make decisions now, or you may allow your agent to make decisions only upon a determination that your are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.
Failing to plan for your unforeseen mental incapacity now can result in necessity of court involvement. A properly drafted Durable Power of Attorney document can help to avoid the need to file an action in the probate court seeking the appointment of a conservator to make financial-related decisions for you.
The Mobile Area attorneys at Gulf Coast Attorneys LLC can draft a Durable Power of Attorney document that suits your specific needs. For example, a properly drafted Durable Power of Attorney document for a senior citizen might be drafted with Medicaid eligibility in mind.
What is an Advance Directive for Health Care?
An Advance Directive for Health Care — similar to what is often called a "Living Will" — includes instructions that you make now concerning health care decisions to be made for you in the future if you were to become unable to express your wishes. Advance Directives allow you to inform your doctor of your desires — and relieve your family from the burden of having to guess what your wishes are — regarding life sustaining treatment and artificially-provided food and water if you are terminally ill or injured or permanently unconscious.
The attorneys at Gulf Coast Attorneys are experienced at drafting Advance Directives for Health Care and look forward to discussing your options with you.
Contact us for a Consultation with Our Mobile Area Lawyers
Contact us for a consultation so that you can rest assured that your wishes concerning your medical treatment are carried out fully. Based in Grand Bay, Alabama, we offer document preparation and estate planning services throughout the Greater Mobile Area.