Las Vegas Powers of Attorney Lawyers
If you become incapacitated and are unable to make important health care and financial decisions on your own or to manage health care and finances on your own, your family members or medical professionals may have to obtain a court-appointed and supervised guardianship of your person and estate. Guardianship is a court-supervised and controlled process and can be time-consuming, expensive, and invasive of your privacy. Power of Attorney documents allow you to designate an agent who is authorized to make health care and financial decisions for you without the need of court-supervised guardianship.
General Durable Power of Attorney
A General Durable Power of Attorney allows you to designate an agent to take care of your general affairs if you are not able to during your life, including managing your finances, taxes, insurance policies, and government benefits. With a General Durable Power of Attorney, your agent can access your bank accounts to pay for your care and support and can manage your general affairs.
Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions
A Health Care Power of Attorney allows you to designate an agent to make health care decisions for you if you are not able to communicate with the medical professionals treating you. With a Health Care Power of Attorney, you can indicate your desires for end-of-life treatment and do-not-resuscitate orders. Your agent will be authorized to follow these orders and consent to withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures on your behalf.
A Living Will or Directive to Physician, not to be confused with a simple will, informs your physician of what kind of life-sustaining treatments you do or do not want to receive if you become unable to make decisions due to your incapacity. A Living Will authorizes your physician to remove life-sustaining treatments in the event you are being kept alive solely by artificial means and there is no reasonable chance of recovery.
Contact us now to learn how Power of Attorney documents and a Living Will bring you and your loved ones peace of mind during your incapacity when you will need it most. Speak with the Las Vegas living wills attorneys of Barlow Flake LLP today by calling toll free: 866-378-8776. We give prompt attention to your e-mail and can arrange an evening or weekend appointment if you need it.