Powers of attorney and directives play an important role in estate planning.
A Durable Power of Attorney allows a designated person to handle your finances and other items.
A Medical Power of Attorney designates a spokesperson to communicate with your doctors and make medical decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so. A Medical Power of Attorney is often drafted in conjunction with an Advanced Directive to coordinate communication regarding end of life decision making.
An Advanced Directive informs your loved ones of your wishes regarding end-of-life care. In the absence of an Advanced Directive your doctors and loved ones will have to try to ascertain what your wishes are regarding end of life care. An Advanced Directive can be drafted in coordination with a Medical Power of Attorney to allow a trusted person to inform doctors of what care you want or do not want.
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