Will And Power Of Attorney
Shreveport, Louisiana, Estate Planning Attorney Establishes Wills And Powers Of Attorney
Life may change without notice. Obstacles challenge us on many days. You likely have many routines to provide for your family, pay the bills, and make decisions about your family. But what happens if an event, accident or medical emergency arises and you cannot continue to make important decisions about your medical treatment, health, or finances? Creating an estate plan can help you avoid having all of your hard work to protect your family fall apart. A will and a durable power of attorney can give you the peace of mind that your family will understand your wishes – helping them to avoid disputes during an emotional time. Shreveport estate planning attorney Mark D. Frederick is available to guide you through the steps to prepare a proper plan to help you protect your loved ones.
What Is A Power Of Attorney?
A power of attorney, also known as a durable power of attorney, is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to be used to make decisions and handle your affairs should you become incapacitated and unable to take care of assets, bills, and other decisions. In the absence of a durable power of attorney, the court will choose someone to act for you. Your spouse, a trusted family member, a friend, or any loved one does not have the natural legal authority to act on your behalf without a power of attorney in place. Creating a durable power of attorney allows you to choose who will make important decisions on your behalf. Attorney Frederick will work with you to create a plan that makes you feel peaceful about these potential transitions.
Creating A Will
Having a legally drawn-up will in place is another powerful act that can provide your family with guidance concerning your true wishes. If you do not create a will, the court system will determine what will happen to your assets by using state laws and appointing someone to make decisions that, perhaps, you would not approve of. Northwestern Louisiana estate planning attorney Mark D. Frederick can help you understand the process and assist you in creating the proper documentation. A valid will is an important tool to help you to have your wishes fulfilled efficiently.
Mark D. Frederick: A Louisiana Attorney You Can Trust
It is important for you to consider how you want your estate or your healthcare decisions handled. Without a will or power of attorney, a judge may step in to appoint an agent to make health care decisions on your behalf. If you do not make your wishes and preferences legally known, then you have lost all power as to what will happen to all you leave behind. Fill out this form to contact the knowledgeable estate planning and power of attorney lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark D. Frederick for assistance in protecting your family and your interests.
Call him at his Shreveport, Louisiana, office at 318-868-7300 today.