When it comes to powers of attorney, there are a lot of different options for you to choose from. However, one of the most popular powers of attorney that people create as part of their estate plan is a healthcare power of attorney. While there are similarities between a healthcare power of attorney and other powers of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney solely focuses on the healthcare side of things when it comes to you becoming incapacitated. While a general power of attorney can manage your affairs while you are incapacitated, your healthcare power of attorney only acts on your behalf in medically related scenarios.
From determining the treatment you will receive to making other important choices for you while you are incapacitated, a healthcare power of attorney is a good way to give someone you trust the ability to make critical decisions on your behalf without relinquishing too much control elsewhere. To learn more about how a healthcare power of attorney can work for you, give us a call at 319-804-8346 as soon as you can.
Why is a Healthcare Power of Attorney Important?
A healthcare power of attorney can ultimately ensure that you receive the best medical treatment possible, and more importantly, that you receive the treatment that you want. A healthcare power of attorney in conjunction with advance directives can preserve what you want on a medical level without compromising your entire estate.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Set Up a Healthcare Power of Attorney?
Setting up a healthcare power of attorney can be incredibly complex. There are many important things to consider when setting up your healthcare power of attorney like the powers that are being granted to your agent and who your agent is. A Cedar Rapids incapacity planning lawyer can assist you with all things related to powers of attorney. We can talk you through all of your options and help you set up an effective healthcare power of attorney that can work for you in the case you become incapacitated.
What Makes a Good Incapacity Planning Attorney?
A good incapacity planning lawyer is more than just good at what they do. Choosing the right attorney to help you develop your own incapacity plan can be critical for you going forward. We treat each and every client with the respect and support they deserve to ensure they reach their estate planning and incapacity planning goals. Reach out to Scott Shoemaker & Associates, PLC today by calling 319-804-8346 to learn more about how we can help you with all of your estate planning needs.