Why You Need A Medical Power Of Attorney
A medical power of attorney is important if you would like to nominate a relative or loved one to make decisions on your behalf. It is also important that your loved ones know your wishes with regard to the type of medical treatment you would like to receive if you are ill or injured, especially the types of measures you would like to be taken to prolong your life and your after-death wishes.
What Does A Medical Power Of Attorney Do?
A medical power of attorney enables a person, called the principal, to nominate an agent of the principal’s choosing to make decisions on behalf of the principal if the principal loses the capacity to make medical decisions for his or her own self. Usually an agent takes over the authority to make decisions for the principal when two independent doctors certify that the principal is no longer able to make health care choices on his or her own behalf.
A medical power of attorney is one of many parts of your asset preservation plan.
Contact Us Today For Skilled Legal Assistance In Denver
At Littman Family Law, we understand that it is difficult to think about who will make medical decisions for you if you are not able to do so. However, we also know that planning ahead is the best way to ensure that your wishes are known and respected. Please contact our firm to assist you in drafting a medical power of attorney that meets your needs and wishes.