Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
An important part of estate planning is considering what you want to happen to you and your assets in the event that you become physically or mentally incapable of caring for yourself. Powers of attorney and living wills are two tools that can be used to address these issues.
Advising You on Your Options and Drafting Your Custom Plan
A power of attorney is a document that gives someone else the authority to act on your behalf. Your power of attorney can be general or limited to specific issues — such as financial or medical issues — and it can take effect right away or only after you become incapacitated.
A living will is a document that states whether, and under what circumstances, you wish to receive life-preserving medical treatments such as heart-lung resuscitation and tube feeding.
Many people have strong preferences regarding these personal matters. We will take the time to listen to your concerns so we can recommend the right approach to meet your needs.
This may involve the creation of a combined health care power of attorney and living will (also known as an advance health care directive) or the drafting of separate documents. I will take the time to make sure you understand the consequences of whatever approach I recommend.
If you are not sure whether you need to plan for incapacity, I can advise you on your options. Generally, this type of planning is vastly preferable to the eventual need for a guardianship. You can rely on us for personal attention and prompt responses to your questions and concerns. To schedule a free consultation, please contact our office at 724-770-1040, or by e-mail.
At Santillan Law Firm, P.C. we can assist you with Wills, Estate Administration and Estate & Financial Planning ‑ CALL Attorney Felicia E. Santillan today at 724-770-1040 or Contact us online