One estate planning document everyone needs is a power of attorney.People often ask questions like, “So when should I start looking at estate planning?” And the answer I have for everyone, is that you need a Power of Attorney now, regardless of how old you are. A Power of Attorney gives someone the legal right to act for you if you should be unable to do so yourself. The problem is, no one knows in advance when that may be needed. Just yesterday, I was contacted by an attorney in Florida whose client is unconscious in a Louisville hospital because of a car crash. And because he had no power of attorney, we had to work through which one of his relatives could make decisions about his medical treatment. Meanwhile, depending on how long this goes on, there is no one to take care of his financial affairs, and his family may have to look at establishing a guardianship.
At Brightwell Elder and Probate Law, I can help you create the Power of Attorney that you need.