Katy Powers of Attorney Lawyer
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 we may face. 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, our estate planning lawyers can help you draft the necessary documents to grant individuals powers 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; you need to have these documents in place to protect your future and make things easier for your loved ones.
Call (281) 990-6025 to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable legal team today.
Powers of Attorney for Health Care
A medical powers of attorney regards any and all issues connected to health care. In this document, you appoint an individual — 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 Powers of Attorney
Under a financial powers 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 because of your injury or illness.
Advantages of These Documents
Having these documents in place allows your family to avoid having to go to court to establish a guardianship to tend to your health care and financial interests, saving enormous worry, stress and expense. Without these documents, your family may not agree on the steps to take in these situations, opening 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 effectively and removes the chance that a dispute may arise. In short, the main advantage is that it helps you protect your loved ones.
Your Hometown Lawyers for Powers of Attorney
To schedule a consultation regarding powers of attorney and other estate planning matters with our lawyers in Katy, please call (281) 990-6025 or send us an email. We are conveniently located off Mason Road between Highland Knolls and Cinco Ranch Boulevard.