Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives
We take your trust in us seriously by clarifying any confusion you may have regarding powers of attorney. A power of attorney grants another person the ability to take action on your behalf. There are different types of powers of attorney that can be granted to different people, including health care power of attorney – which allows someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to direct your care – and general powers of attorney – which allow someone to control many of your legal affairs in the event you are unable to direct these matters.
It is important to carefully plan how you wish for your assets to be handled and how decisions should be made for you in the event you are unable to manage your assets or direct your care. Powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney are valuable documents to provide for the management of your assets, payment of bills, and plan of treatment in the event you are unable or unavailable to address these issues.
We can also help you prepare a living will. A living will (or advance directive) is your advance instruction to your health care providers to allow you to die naturally in the event of permanent unconsciousness and imminent death. Kentucky has a statute granting its citizens the right to make this advance directive. The state requires medical providers to follow your instructions, but the proper formalities must be followed for your living will to be respected. Your living will can give your family and loved ones immeasurable peace of mind.