Drafting Power Of Attorney, Living Wills, And Directives
When it comes to estate planning, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every individual has unique needs and goals for the future.
If you wish to speak to an estate planning attorney in Houston about drafting power of attorney, living will, or health care directive documents, please contact us online today. Otherwise, read the information below for more information about these estate planning documents.
Exploring Your Estate Planning Options
After listening to your preferences and goals for the future, we can help determine if these estate planning documents are right for you:
- Powers of attorney – When an individual is appointed power of attorney in Texas, he or she has the legal right and obligation to act in the best interests of another individual in legal and financial matters who is unable to do so independently. We can help you draft power of attorney documents that keep you or your loved one’s specific needs in mind.
- Living wills – A living will specifies an individual’s preferences for medical treatment if he or she is one day unable to make those decisions independently. For example, a living will can specify what type of treatment an individual wants when diagnosed with terminal cancer and is mentally or physically unable to communicate those preferences.
- Advance directives – In Texas, there are four types of advance medical directives that allow you to specify your preferences for medical treatment. These include:
- Directive to physicians and family or surrogates
- Medical powers of attorney
- Out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate order
- Declaration of mental health treatment