POWERS Of ATTORNEY
A Power Of Attorney: Someone You Can Trust
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to name a trusted person to make decisions for you in the event you should become incapacitated. In Wisconsin, there are two types of powers of attorney:
Power of attorney for finances: Designates an agent who will make decisions for you regarding financial matters such as bank deposits, paying bills and managing investments
Power of attorney for health care: Names a trusted person who will make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable to make those decisions for yourself
Establishing powers of attorney now can spare your family difficult decisions and possible disputes in the future. A durable power of attorney remains valid in the event you do become incapacitated.
At Hildebrand Law Firm, LLC, in Milwaukee, we can guide you through the process of establishing powers of attorney and other important estate planning documents. We are a trusted source of guidance for Wisconsin families.
The Importance Of A Living Will
In addition to a power of attorney for health care, you may also wish to establish a declaration to physicians, commonly known as a living will. A living allows you to specify what types of medical treatment you would, and would not, like to receive in certain situations. Living wills typically address options for life support and end-of-life treatment.
Without a living will in place, your loved ones could be faced with wrenching decisions. We can help you put plans in place that ensure the control is in your hands and allow you to make those decisions today.