Most of us don’t like to think about being severely ill or incapacitated, but this is a reality that every family will face at some point. Whether that’s due to traumatic accident or serious illness, being unable to make decisions for your healthcare and/or finances can be a scary situation for everyone involved. Thankfully, there are legal documents that you can establish, to account for this possibility, so that you and your loved ones can get some peace of mind. A durable power of attorney is a document that outlines your wishes, should you be unable to make decisions for yourself. Typically, the term “power of attorney” applies to both, medical and financial decisions, but these are two separate documents that an estate planning attorney in Eugene can help you with.
Here at the law office of Megan Amelung, we have many years of experience in estate planning, and helping people like you set up their durable power of attorney. Having this contract in place can help you rest well again, knowing that your affairs are going to be taken care of, in case you are too ill or injured to handle them on your own. This document appoints someone to act on your behalf, to pay bills and manage investments (financial power of attorney), or to direct your medical care (medical power of attorney/healthcare surrogate). Our firm is here to answer all of your questions about durable power of attorney documents, and help you appoint the ones you trust, in a clear, legally-valid way.
Ready to learn more about estate planning in Eugene? Get in touch with the law office of Megan Amelung today and ask for your free consultation. We proudly serve: Coos County, Linn County, Douglas County, Lincoln County, Benton County, Lane County, and Deschutes County.