Keeping the Court Out of Your Decisions
Each year, numerous petitions are filed with the court seeking the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator to make decisions for a person who has lost their ability to make their own decisions whether due to physical or mental illness. This process is expensive, lengthy, and public. Fortunately, you can almost always keep the court out of your personal decisions by executing two fairly simple documents – a Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Proxy.
Handling financial considerations
A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you name someone to make your financial decisions if you are unable to make them.
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by: Gina M. Barry