Powers of Attorney at Hamilton Law
Effective estate planning gives legal force to an individual's intentions while protecting family members from unnecessary confusion and cost. Even if someone has not died, situations can arise that put their loved ones in a difficult position. Hamilton Law is a Kalamazoo firm that assists clients in Southwest Michigan by creating power of attorney documents and other legal instruments that enable them to maintain control over critical matters that affect them. When you name trustworthy individuals to handle financial matters and healthcare choices, you do not have to worry about having your preferences honored if you cannot express them.
Name Trusted Individuals to Handle Key Matters in Southwest Michigan
As wills and trusts are used by many people to direct how assets should be distributed upon their death, a durable power of attorney will place matters into the hands of someone you trust in case you are incapacitated and unable to communicate your wishes. Our firm prepares a full range of these authorizations that can cover:
- Financial matters — Taxes and other required payments don't stop just because you are suffering from a serious injury or illness. With a durable power of attorney, you can establish firm plans to address how finances should be handled so that important obligations are not missed.
- Designation of healthcare advocate — A medical crisis places enormous stress on a patient's family members. If confusion exists about who is authorized to make important decisions regarding treatment, this situation can be even worse. By designating a patient advocate in advance, you can be sure that someone you trust is in charge of medical choices.
- Living will term — Everyone deserves to make critical end-of-life decisions for themselves. We give Michigan residents the power to do this by developing living wills or advance medical directives, that state what type of life-sustaining procedures you want and don't want if you are in a terminal condition and cannot communicate your wishes.
With years of experience handling estate planning and probate matters, as well as other complex legal challenges, attorney Hamilton Law, PLC drafts power of attorney documents that clearly declare where the responsibility lies in specific situations.
Hamilton Law counsels Southwest Michigan clients on the power of attorney documents. For a free consultation regarding your situation, please call 269-488-8394 or contact us online. Our office is available for in-person appointments. We also offer virtual telephone consultations and appointments.