Drafting Powers Of Attorney For Michigan Individuals
An important component of most comprehensive estate plans is the power of attorney designation.
This gives someone authority to make decisions on your behalf if you cannot. Our estate planning attorneys at Aldrich Legal Services can give you the legal guidance you need to make an important decision like this.
If you become incapacitated, you will need someone to make decisions on your behalf. As part of the estate planning process, powers of attorney will be discussed. Schedule a consultation at our law firm in Plymouth, Michigan, so you can learn about the different types of durable power of attorney designations, including:
Health Care Power of Attorney
This allows your designee to make decisions regarding what treatment you receive, including nursing home care. This could even include end-of-life care if you do not have a health care directive (referred to as a "living will") spelling out your wishes.
Financial Power of Attorney
Whoever you designate will be responsible for paying bills, managing your bank accounts and potentially selling assets.
Giving You The Knowledge To Make These Difficult Decisions
Tales of people abusing their power of attorney designations are common. This is why it is important to work with experienced lawyers before you make any decisions.
Deciding who will be your patient advocate or who will responsibly handle your finances if you cannot is not a decision to be taken lightly. We will take the time to listen to all of your concerns and help you construct an estate plan that meets your needs.
Learn more about power of attorney designations and how we can help you protect your interests. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney.