Solutions And Strategies For Preparing For Incapacity
Planning for incapacity or medical emergencies is a critical component of any comprehensive estate plan. Establishing these vehicles, including powers of attorney, living wills and health care proxies, now will protect you and your loved ones should an emergency arise in the future.
Helping You Plan For The Future
At Shapiro Gettinger Waldinger & Monteleone, LLP, our attorneys will guide you through the process of planning for incapacity by listening to your situation and explaining all available options, as well as the ones that may best fit your needs and goals. We will help you put together a comprehensive plan that will protect you and your loved ones in case of emergency or when you have aged to a place where you can no longer make decisions on your own.
Key Elements To Your Plan
A proper plan for incapacitation should include both advance directives and appointed powers of attorney.
- Living will – This document can outline your specific wishes for care, end-of-life decisions and other priorities to be followed should you become incapacitated.
- Health care proxy – This type of estate planning document grants an individual the authority to make medical decisions on your behalf.
- Durable power of attorney for financial decisions – The person appointed in your power of attorney will be able to make financial decisions on your behalf. This includes handling payments, bills and other pressing financial concerns in your absence or incapacitation.
Our lawyers will guide you through the process of appointing these individuals and outlining your wishes in emergency or end-of-life situations. We can also assist with developing a succession plan for your business interests. We tailor our solutions to your specific situation and family dynamics, providing peace of mind for the future.
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