Medical emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye. Establishing a plan for your medical treatment ensures that your loved ones will be empowered to take needed steps for your care. Without a plan, court action and unnecessary delays may result.
Estate planning for families does not just include what will happen after you die. People need to consider what will happen in case they become incapacitated.
Incapacity can include life threatening illnesses or becoming disabled after an injury. If any of these things occur you will need a plan to designate who can make decisions for your care and for your finances.
Medical Power of Attorney
In many cases the initial power of attorney may be held by a spouse and may be held by multiple individuals simultaneously
Medical powers of attorney are the people who will care for you in case of an emergency and make critical medical care decisions if you are unable to make these decisions. The power of attorney should be someone who has your best interest at heart.
Medical Powers of Attorney designate whom you want to make decisions on your behalf. Living Wills provide guidance on your preferences, requests, and the nature of medical treatment you prefer.
Living wills can include specific preferences on your end of life care and can incorporate your specific religious preferences.
In the current medical environment, professionals may be unable to disclose your medical information without authorization. Preparing a HIPAA authorization in advance provides preauthorization to specified individuals, so they can access your records and make informed decisions on your behalf.
At Kamper Estrada, LLP we believe planning for your family is necessary, regardless of your assets or age. We work with you to create the appropriate plans for you, your family and your values.
Medical directives are important legal documents we can create for the care of your family in case of an emergency.