What Is Power Of Attorney?
Estate planning is not only about the distribution of your assets after death. A complete estate plan takes into account the "What ifs?" associated with incapacitation during your lifetime.
Who will take care of you if you are in a coma, suffer from Alzheimer's disease, or for any reason can't make decisions for yourself? Powers of attorney are legal documents that can answer these questions at critical times. Without these documents, the alternative your loved ones might face is an expensive guardianship process through the courts that may take too long.
Powers of Attorney: Financial, Healthcare, and Living Wills in Wisconsin
If you are unable to make decisions about your own finances or health care choices, someone else can do those things for you if you have created powers of attorney and related documents, including:
At Block Legal Services in Brookfield, I can help you decide on, draft, and formalize appropriate powers of attorney to complete your estate plan. The forms given out by doctors and hospitals are very limited in what they do, and they may not do enough. I know how important it is for you to understand these documents. I will take the time to clearly explain the terms and provisions and help you express your wishes accurately. I can also help you update an existing power of attorney. I will advise you on where to keep such documents and how to ensure your family members will have access to them in case of an emergency.
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