Powers of Attorney & Advance Healthcare Directives
Wooden McLaughlin’s estate planning attorneys assist clients with their appointment of trusted persons to make decisions in the event of incapacity. Powers of attorney can save time and costs and give clients peace of mind by allowing them to decide, in advance, who will make certain decisions for them in the event an illness or injury renders them incapacitated or if they are out of the country and unable to attend to personal affairs while away. Powers of attorney allow clients to make these decisions for themselves, without resorting to a court appointment of a guardian.
We can also help clients make healthcare-related decisions in the event of future incapacitation. Through the preparation of advance healthcare directives, we can advise our clients on the relevant issues and document their healthcare decisions so that they can decide how they will be treated in the future.
We can help our clients prepare:
- Health Care Powers of Attorney
- Appointments of Health Care Representatives
- General Durable (Business and Financial) Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Life-Prolonging Procedures Declarations