Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies and Living Wills

Picture of Amaral & Associates, P.C. eNewsletter Alert(via) eNewsletter September 17, 2009

In this week’s eNewsletter Alert, learn about the importance of living wills and the advantage of using power of attorney.

Adults who become incapable of caring for themselves, their property or their dependents may have a guardian appointed for them. However, guardianship can be avoided through the use of living wills and powers of attorney. In such circumstances, personal preferences can be respected without the need for court-appointed guardians.

Living wills/healthcare proxies (“living wills”) and powers of attorney can provide that they become effective when a person is temporarily or permanently unable to handle his or her financial or personal affairs due to illness or injury. Continue reading»

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