Powers of Attorney
Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney in Naperville
Planning for a possible future incapacitation is an important part of any person’s estate plan. No one knows what the future may hold, and should you become unable to make your own decisions about your finances or your health, it is important that you designate a trusted surrogate to make them for you. At Robertson Legal Group, LLC, we help clients think through these decisions and draft the necessary legal documentation to ensure your rights and interests are protected no matter what the future brings.
Powers of Attorney for Health Care in Naperville
Making your wishes known about how your health care decisions are made and by whom is critically important. There are two primary documents that handle these matters as part of an estate plan. They include:
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care – A document that is used to designate an agent who will make health care decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated. It is triggered only when a doctor determines that you are medically unable to make decisions for yourself. If/when you regain your capacity to make decisions, it becomes inoperative.
- Living Wills – A document that specifies whether you wish to have specific medical procedures performed to delay your death if you have a terminal condition. A living will can be as general or specific as you wish it to be.
Both of these documents are necessary parts of a complete estate plan, and we will explain the specific elements of each. At our firm, we make sure you are fully informed about all aspects of your advanced directives.
Powers of Attorney for Finances
If you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions about your own financial matters, someone will have to make those decisions for you. Having a durable power of attorney for finances allows you to designate who that someone will be. Naming a trusted agent to manage your personal finances is important as this person will be able to pay your bills, make deposits and withdrawals from your bank, manage your investments and retirement assets, make decisions in regards to your business interests, and control other aspects of your personal finances.
If you are interested in creating a complete estate plan or updating an existing estate plan, contact our firm at 630-882-9117 to schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney. We work with clients throughout Will County, DuPage County, Kendall County and Kane County.