A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you can designate a person to act on your behalf during your lifetime. It can take effect immediately or only if the person becomes incapacitated. Signing a Durable Power of Attorney can also avoid the cost of conservatorship or guardianship in the event of your incapacity.
The Advance Directive for Health Care, or Living Will, is an important document in which you indicate your preferences regarding end-of-life treatment you do or do not wish to receive. Communicating your preferences through an Advance Directive will save your family the heartache of having to make decisions for you without knowing your wishes.
A Durable Power of Attorney and an Advance Directive for Health Care are two of the most necessary tools in any individual’s estate plan. Allow the attorneys of Entz Burton & Associates to assist you in preparing these essential documents.