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A power of attorney has legal right and responsibility to make decisions on behalf of another person for general and financial purposes. A health care power of attorney has authorization to make decisions on behalf of another individual regarding his or her health and medical needs. Anyone over the age of 18 should have a durable power of attorney and a health care power of attorney designated. This is a straightforward step that can be taken to protect and individual’s personal, financial, and medical needs. The lawyers at The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. serving St. Louis, can help you establish a durable power of attorney for financial and general purposes, and a health care or medical directive and health care power of attorney.
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Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?
Life is full of surprises and unanticipated events. If something happens and you become incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions about your life independently, those decisions may be made by a public guardian or trustee. By establishing a power of attorney, you get to choose someone you trust to manage your personal affairs in the event of incapacitation. When you establish a health care directive or health care power of attorney, you are choosing someone to make decisions about your health and medical care if you become incapacitated. While a health care power of attorney is typically thought of as a tool for older individuals, young people can also benefit. When unanticipated events or accidents resulting in a coma or brain damage occur, having a health care directive in place is of tremendous value.
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