Powers of Attorney
With powers of attorney, you can allow someone to make medical and property decisions for you during your lifetime if you are unable to act on your own behalf. Executing powers of attorney is extremely important. Families who do not have a power of attorney in place are often forced to seek the assistance of the courts in costly guardianship proceedings before they can take care of medical and property matters for disabled loved ones.
The State of Illinois has acts which govern the contents of powers of attorney. These acts contain two standardized power of attorney forms and related provisions:
We recommend that everyone have powers of attorney in place, regardless of whether your estate plan is simple or complex. The cost of adding powers of attorney to an estate plan is minimal, and powers of attorney are typically included in our estate plans. Powers of attorney for health care serve a function similar to that of a living will. However, there are some major differences between power of attorney for health care and living wills. In our initial consultation, we will discuss the differences so that you can make an informed choice.
If you would like to consult with a power of attorney lawyer in Edwardsville, call Edmonds Law Office today at (618) 659-3442 or submit your inquiry through our online contact form!!