Making Decisions About Financial And Health Care Powers Of Attorney
A comprehensive estate plan can protect your assets, preserve your legacy and ensure that your wishes are followed if a crisis should occur. At Rogers Sevastianos & Bante LLP, we offer skilled legal guidance in every aspect of estate planning, including the creation of a power of attorney. We provide efficient, cost-effective services designed to achieve your goals in the simplest manner possible. To schedule a free initial consultation regarding powers of attorney in St. Louis, call (314) 354-8484 or contact us online.
Answering Your Questions On Durable Power Of Attorney
In Missouri or Illinois, power of attorney can be used to control health care decisions or financial decisions. Health care power of attorney allow loved ones to make medical decisions in the event that you become incapacitated or incapable of expressing your wishes. If you are diagnosed with an illness or have scheduled a medical procedure, you may wish to have power of attorney on file to make sure that someone you care about will have the power to make decisions on your behalf.
Financial powers of attorney are more common for people who are traveling abroad or need to grant spouses or adult children the power to make important financial decisions on their behalves. The key to any type of power of attorney is taking the proper steps before a crisis occurs. Even if you have very little time before a medical procedure or an overseas trip, you should still speak to one of our knowledgeable lawyers. We can work quickly to establish the necessary documents to protect your interests.
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After a person becomes incapacitated, the process of assuming control over financial and health care decisions becomes much more complicated. In those situations, we can help loved ones establish a guardianship. This can allow you to make important decisions, but it does not have the same effect as a power of attorney. Call (314) 354-8484 or contact us online to discuss your needs in a free initial consultation.