Gilbert Elder Law Attorney
- End of life medical care…
- Medical decision making for people who cannot communicate their wishes…
- Financial management for people who are not capable of handling their own finances…
These issues fall under the heading of "elder law," but they are clearly important for anyone who has strong feelings about their end of life medical care.
There are a number of estate planning tools that can be used to tell your family members what you would want should you become seriously disabled or terminally ill. The Gilbert elder law attorneys at Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC can help you think through the crucial medical and financial issues that you would face in that situation. Together we can prepare directions to guide your loved ones if they need to make decisions on your behalf.
Start today to get your affairs in order. It only takes one call to Wilson-Goodman Law Group, PLLC to begin the process: 480-359-1758 Toll Free: 800-409-2187. Or contact one of our Gilbert elder law attorneys online.
The law gives each individual the right to decide what kind of medical treatment they want or don't want. New medical technologies make it possible to keep critically and permanently injured people alive. Some people want any treatment available; others want to avoid medical treatment that they see as prolonging the process of dying.
Decisions about medical treatment must be made when a person is competent. An End Of Life Healthcare Directive or "living will" is legal evidence of your medical treatment wishes. It can guide your family, your medical care providers, as well as the court if necessary.
Healthcare Power of Attorney
A related document called a healthcare power of attorney allows you to appoint a person to make health care decisions for you. This can be particularly important if close relatives do not agree with your wishes. A healthcare power of attorney is more flexible than a living will.
Durable Power of Attorney
Power of attorney can temporarily or permanently give another person the power to make decisions for you. Those decisions could relate to health care or management of your finances or a business. People with degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease, may choose to draft a durable power of attorney to give financial decision-making authority to a loved one so that their affairs can be handled when they can no longer do so.
Guardianship or Conservatorship
If your loved one becomes incapacitated, disabled, seriously ill, or is no longer capable of making informed decisions, managing their finances or their daily affairs, or caring for themselves, you will have to go court to get authority to act on their behalf. If the proper documents are not in place giving you the authority to make decisions for them prior to such an unfortunate event, we can help you through the necessary court procedures to get you appointed as guardian and/or conservator of your loved one.
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