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A healthcare power of attorney allows someone to make healthcare and medical treatment decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to make decisions or communicate your wishes on your own. A valuable part of any estate plan, healthcare powers of attorney can make all the difference in how your family is able to handle unexpected disabilities, medical emergencies, and other health matters.

The Leesburg estate planning lawyer at Legacy Law Centers can help you put together a comprehensive and legitimate healthcare power of attorney so that you don’t have to worry about future medical problems. With a healthcare power of attorney in place, your family will have control of your health matters.

Create a healthcare power of attorney with our help. Call us at (571) 260-0827 or contact us online.

Why A Healthcare Power Of Attorney Is So Important

Think about it: If something were to happen to you, rendering you mentally incapacitated in any way, who would be able to step in and help? Without a healthcare power of attorney, your loved ones may not legally be able to without first going through a lengthy court process to establish guardianship or conservatorship.

If your family is forced to endure guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, a judge will request testimony from them and from medical professionals explaining why you should be deemed incompetent and have a guardian named to make healthcare decisions for you.

You will want to avoid this procedure because it is:

  • Public
  • Expensive
  • Time-consuming
  • Stressful

Fortunately, a lengthy court case can be avoided simply by establishing a healthcare power of attorney. In this document, you will grant a trusted loved one to act on your behalf if you are not able to do so yourself – rest assured that no one can take over your healthcare if you don’t need help.

Complete Your Estate Plan With Legacy Law Centers

A healthcare power of attorney is one of the many important healthcare documents to include in your estate planning process. With an advance medical directive, a living will, and HIPAA authorization in place on top of your healthcare power of attorney, you can find peace of mind knowing that your medical matters will not be a burden for your family.

Legacy Law Centers is eager to help you navigate the estate planning process and take the necessary steps to a stable and secure future. Serving clients throughout Loudoun County, our Leesburg estate planning attorney can answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns.

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