People frequently confuse Wills and Powers of Attorney. Very simply, a Will is the document that takes effect when someone dies. It names an Executor.
A business and financial Power of Attorney is the document that appoints and authorizes your Agent to take care of business and financial matters for you if you are not able to do so yourself while you are alive.
A Medical and Health Care Power of Attorney is the document that appoints and authorizes your Agent to take care of medical and health matters for you if you are not able to do so yourself while you are alive. The Medical and Health Care Power of Attorney should be coupled with a Living Will. The Living Will section deals with end of life decisions and “pulling the plug.”
These are three very important documents that every adult should have. You should meet with your attorney to make arrangements to have these important documents prepared. If you do not have an attorney, I do this type of work and would be happy to meet with you to discuss and prepare these documents. Feel free to call me at 215-822-7575 to schedule an appointment. We offer a free initial consultation.
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