Make Sure That the Right Decisions Are Made on Your Behalf
One of the most important aspects of estate planning is having the right documents in place if the time should come that you are not able to make decisions for yourself or communicate your wishes. This can become especially important if there is a chance that you may become incapacitated later in life.
You have the ability to decide who you want making decisions on your behalf if you become unable to make them for yourself through such documents as powers of attorney and advance directives. At the law firm of David L. Huguenin, P.C., we can help you determine what decisions you are responsible for that you may need help with in the future. We will also prepare the appropriate documents to specify who has the authority to make which decisions.
Martinez Living Wills Attorney
The Georgia living will and durable power of attorney for health care were merged into one document and renamed the advance directive for health care in July of 2007. The primary purpose of this document is to express your wishes with regard to how you want your medical care to be handled if you become terminally ill.
Within this document, you are able to specify your preferences with regard to the use of life support or other extraordinary measures to keep you alive. There are a number of factors that need to be considered in the preparation of this document. We can walk you through the document and explain the issues that you should be aware of before you make a decision.
Powers of Attorney
Powers of attorney are documents that give a person of your choosing the authority to make decisions on your behalf. There are many different stipulations that can be included in a power of attorney as to when and to what extent the power takes effect. Our Augusta powers of attorney lawyers can advise you on the various options and types of power you can bestow with these documents.
The following are just a few examples of the different powers of attorney we can prepare for you:
- Medical care
- Business dealings
- Financial matters
- Real estate
- Purchase or sale of property
Call for a Free Initial Consultation With a Lawyer
Contact our office today to discuss your power of attorney questions with an Augusta attorney. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients, so it won't cost you anything to get your questions answered. Our offices are open until 7 p.m. for clients who need appointments later in the evening. You can reach us by phone at 706-855-5000 or via e-mail to schedule an appointment.