Protecting Your Wishes Through Powers Of Attorney

No one knows what the future holds. Today we might be in great health, ready to take on whatever challenges that we may be facing. Tomorrow, we might suffer an injury or illness that makes it impossible for us to make clear and informed decisions. If we have not appointed certain individuals to act on our behalf in these situations, we may be forcing our family to make extremely difficult choices.

At The Springer Law Firm, in Katy, Texas, our attorneys can help you draft the necessary documents to grant individuals power of attorney over your medical care and financial decisions. This gives you the opportunity to say what you want to happen, and who you want consulted if you lack the mental capacity to make decisions on your own. It is an essential part of every estate plan, and you need to have these documents in place to protect your future and make things easier for your loved ones.

Power Of Attorney For Health Care

A medical power of attorney regards any and all issues connected to health care. In this document, you appoint an individual — who can be a friend, family member, physician or other trusted loved one — who is able to make medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated. You have the ability to express the extent of care you should receive, including whether or not life-sustaining measures should be performed if you suffer from a potentially fatal illness or injury.

Financial Power Of Attorney

Under a financial power of attorney, you are naming an individual who is responsible for addressing all financial matters. This may be paying monthly bills or day-to-day expenses out of your accounts, as well as more complicated issues, like paying taxes. This document protects against financial ruin due to your inability to make payments in a timely fashion due to your injury or illness.

Advantages Of These Documents

Without these documents, your family will be left in a very bad place. They may not agree on the steps to take in these situations, and it can open things up to significant disagreements between loved ones. Putting your wishes on paper provides everyone with the information they need to make decisions rapidly and effective, and removes the chances that a dispute may arise. In short, the main advantage that it will give you is that it helps you protect your loved ones.

Your Hometown Lawyers For Powers Of Attorney

Our office is located close to home, and is easily accessible to clients throughout the Katy region. To schedule a consultation regarding powers of attorney and other estate planning matters, please call 281-616-7540 or send us an email. We are conveniently located off Mason Road between Highland Knolls and Cinco Ranch Boulevard.