Medical Power of Attorney Georgia
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Medical Power of Attorney
Medical Power of Attorney gives someone else the right to make decisions about your health care and treatment in case you yourself are not able to decide. The attorneys at Faulkner Law can help you with the process.
Although most people realize that a power of attorney is a necessary document, they often procrastinate completing one. It is a topic many choose to avoid, as it brings to mind many unpleasant eventualities like incapacity and death. Also called a health care power of attorney, this is a legal form that designates a trusted representative to make decisions in the event that you are unable. Although this is a straightforward process, it can feel complex.
All major estate planning decisions should be made with the assistance of a reputable law firm like Faulkner Law. William “Stan” Faulkner expertly helps his clients achieve their personal and financial goals, as well as resolve difficult problems in probate.
Medical Power of Attorney Form
Filling out a power of attorney form, along with a living will, can ensure you get your desired medical treatment if you are incapacitated. These forms have been combined in one document called the Advance Directive. The appropriate forms can be found here.
Do You Need a Medical Power of Attorney for Children?
Choosing a power of attorney for a child is a highly emotionally-charged one. However, there are many reasons that you may want one. Although parents generally avoid interrupting the schedules of their children, there are several reasons a parent may need to be away from his or her child. These include:
- Cruise or vacation
- Death or extended illness
- Military deployment
- Out-of-town job
If you are leaving your child in the care of another person for a prolonged period, it is wise to designate an agent to decide for him or her. This is particularly beneficial if it is a medical emergency or you are unable to be reached. To ensure the document is legal and adheres to the legal requirements of that state, it is best to consult a local law firm.
Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care
According to the Division of Aging Services, the Advance Directive for Health Care refers to a written document voluntarily executed in accordance with the requirements of Code Section 31-32-5.
Designating a Medical Power of Attorney
Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare
Georgia Health Care Power of Attorney
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
You can precisely define your agent’s responsibilities by signing a durable power of attorney for health care. Completing a document designating a representative can be daunting and emotionally challenging. Consult with a sympathetic and experienced estate lawyer like Mr. Stan Faulkner of Faulkner Law.
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