Protect Yourself With Powers Of Attorney And Other Directives
Powers of attorneys are among the most important estate planning documents. These ensure that your wishes are honored, and your affairs are taken care of, if you become unable to speak for yourself.
At Gormley and Johnson Law Offices, PLC, we have helped clients in Fowlerville and nearby Michigan areas decide what kind of plan works for them and their situation.
Finding Out What Type Of Power Of Attorney Plan Will Work for You
There are two types of powers of attorney as well as a variety of health care directives that our lawyers can help you prepare:
- Durable power of attorney is a document that allows continuity of your financial needs in the event you cannot, or choose not to, do so yourself [for instance, you are in a coma]. This does refer to a lawyer but, rather, a person whom you trust to act on your behalf regarding your financial affairs. A Michigan durable power of attorney is terminated in a number of ways. For example, your death automatically terminates a power of attorney; or you may execute a new durable power of attorney that then terminates the power given under the previous instrument.
- Medical powers of attorney, patient designations, health care directives and living wills are all documents that speak of your health care desires in the event you cannot speak for yourself. A medical power appoints a “patient advocate” whom you vest with authority to make certain medical care and treatment decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so. Pregnancy, accidents and severe illnesses all can cause people to become incapacitated or unable to make doctors and others aware of their desires regarding life-sustaining procedures or resuscitation. We are available to meet with you and your family members or friends in Shiawassee, Livingston, Ingham, Genesee or other county hospitals and locations should those individuals be unable to travel to our office in Fowlerville.
Our team can help you determine which type fits best into your estate plan and situation.
Contact Us Today
Gormley and Johnson Law Offices, PLC, serves clients in Livingston County and surrounding areas, including Brighton, Lansing and East Lansing. To get the conversation started, call our office at 517-219-9301, or use the online form to schedule a consultation.