It is Mr. LeClerc’s opinion that no estate plan is complete without durable powers of attorney for health and finance along with an advance health care directive. These two legal documents allow the client to appoint someone he/she trusts to make health care decisions and/or manage his/her finances in the event the client is incapacitated or unable to do so.
Over the years our estate planning attorney has seen many people wait until they become ill or are of advanced age before considering these most valuable documents. But, the reality is that tragic can strike anytime and at any age.
With these documents in place, loved ones can provide immediate assistance without having to petition the court for a conservatorship which can be a costly and meticulous process. In the event that it is determined by the court that a conservatorship is necessary, a power of attorney can include a clause known as an “Advance Nomination Designation” wherein the client can nominate the person who is to serve as the conservatee of their estate or person.
Having a power of attorney in place is one of the most economical tools a client can sign to ensure the person of your choice has the authority to manage your affairs. Don’t wait for an emergency to put these documents in place, contact the Law Office of Raoul J. LeClerc today and make an appointment to create your own customized powers of attorney. We will walk you through every step in creating your plan.