Protecting Your Health, Your Finances, And Your Future
Life can change in a hurry. You may feel young, strong and in charge of your future, only to be suddenly incapacitated by an injury or illness. If the unthinkable were to happen, are you confident in what will happen to your assets? Who will be left to make important decisions about your financial affairs and your medical treatment?
In Warren County, Tennessee, the law office of Ryan J. Moore, Attorney at Law, can help you cement the answers to those questions. We can draft power of attorney documents that allow you to select trusted individuals to make critical decisions on your behalf if you are ever incapacitated as a result of injury or illness. We know firsthand how important planning can be for entire families, and we look forward to working with you to provide peace of mind for yourself and your loved ones.
Durable General Power Of Attorney
This type of power of attorney gives an agent authority to transact all business on behalf of the principal, including:
- Buying and selling real estate
- Buying and selling personal property
- Assessing all monies and accounts
- Bringing and defending against lawsuits
- Entering into contracts
- Borrowing money on the principal’s behalf
Healthcare Power Of Attorney
A healthcare power of attorney identifies a healthcare proxy, the person you trust to make decisions about your health and your medical treatment. A living will is included, making your end-of-life wishes known, including whether you want extraordinary measures to be taken to extend your life. Once you die, the health care power of attorney will cease, and your Last Will and Testament goes into effect.
In order to create a health care power of attorney (or any power of attorney), the principal must be competent and lucid. If not, the court must be petitioned to appoint an agent for the principal – this is known as a conservatorship proceeding, which is a lot more expensive and time consuming than voluntary advanced directives.
Explore Your Power Of Attorney Options
Beyond durable general power of attorney and health care power of attorney, there are options such as power of attorney for a minor child and limited power of attorney that applies to a specific task – such as the right to sell or purchase a specific piece of real estate. What is the right power of attorney or combination for you? Our team can help you identify the right choice for yourself and your family so you can rest easy knowing your future, your estate and your loved ones are in good hands. Contact us today to get started.