One document we recommend for nearly all of our estate planning clients is the Medical Resistance Power of Attorney. This document allows you to select a person to make medical decisions on your behalf, if you are unable or unable to make these decisions on your own.
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A Durable Medical Power of Attorney is an important document, as nothing can predict their disability.
This legal document allows you to list medical directions that you wish to follow.
It’s important to choose a patient advocate who you know will follow your wishes and help ensure that you are treated the way you want.
You should discuss the relevant provisions with your patient advocate, and ensure that they are willing to act if you are unable.
It’s also a good idea to have a back-up person in case your first patient advocate is unable to act.
When do you need to have a Medical Power of Attorney?
When you were 18 years old or whatever your age is now.
Since you are no longer a minor, you must choose who you want to involve in health care decisions. This may be a parent or relative, but must be in writing.
The Power of Attorney must be renewed from time to time, as relationships and situations change.
If you have questions about a Medical Power of Attorney or need it updated or enforced, we can help.
Contact us today to help you get the right paperwork or to update your current property package. We will plan so you don’t have to worry about your future.
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