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Tinley Park Lawyers for Establishing Power of Attorney

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Attorneys Assisting With POA for Finances and Health in Cook County

No matter how old you are, it is important to take steps to plan what should happen after you die, including establishing a will that specifies your last wishes and creating a trust that will protect your assets and ensure that they are passed on to your heirs. However, during the estate planning process, it is also important to make decisions about how you want certain matters to be handled as you near the end of your life. One of the best ways to do so is by establishing a power of attorney that will allow someone to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated or are unable to make your own decisions.

The estate planning attorneys of Anderson and Associates, P.C. have over 30 years of experience working with families to address their needs. We can help you create a power of attorney that will ensure that your wishes will be followed correctly.

Types of Power of Attorney

When establishing power of attorney, you will name an agent who will be given the authorization to make decisions for you if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. You may specify when the power of attorney will go into effect and how long it will last, as well as what decisions your agent is authorized to make. In Illinois, there are two types of power of attorney:

  • Power of Attorney for Healthcare - This allows your agent to make health-related decisions, such as which medical treatments you will receive. They will be able to have you admitted to or discharged from a medical or mental health facility, access your medical records, decide whether doctors should use life-saving treatments, and ensure that your wishes for burial, cremation, or organ donation are carried out after your death. You can give your agent broad powers to make decisions for you, or you can specify that they are only allowed to make certain decisions in certain situations.
  • Power of Attorney for Money and Property - With this type of power of attorney, your agent has the authority to handle your financial affairs. This can include buying or selling property, making bank transactions, accessing a safe deposit box, controlling insurance policies or retirement accounts, making business decisions, and managing any of your other assets.

When choosing a person to act as your agent, you should be sure that it is a person you trust to carry out your wishes, and you should discuss your plans and desires with them to make sure they make the right decisions. A power of attorney document can be executed by signing it in the presence of a witness, and it can be revoked at any time, as long as you are of sound mind when you wish to do so.

Contact an Orland Park Estate Planning Attorney

Power of attorney can give you the confidence that your health and finances will be cared for if you cannot do so yourself. The attorneys of Anderson and Associates, P.C. can work with you to create a power of attorney for healthcare and/or property, ensuring that your specific desires will be followed as your loved ones tend to your affairs. Contact our Cook County estate planning lawyers at 708-226-9904 today to schedule a consultation. We provide legal help to families in Mokena, Homer Glen, Palos Heights, Oak Forest, and Will County.

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