LAW OFFICES of KEVIN J. MCQUADE LLC
North Andover Durable Power of Attorney& Health Care proxies
Durable Power of Attorney
The Law Office of Kevin McQuade handles all of your estate planning needs including durable powers of attorney. Attorney McQuade can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your wishes are clearly articulated. There are several types of durable powers of attorney, such as for finances and for health care. The purpose of a durable power of attorney is to select an agent to act on your behalf should you become unable to do so.
It is important to consult a dedicated, experienced estate planning attorney who can show you the best way to integrate the many estate planning devices to your best advantage for the maximum tax savings possible.
Selecting an Agent
The purpose of a durable power of attorney is to select an agent who will act on your behalf. The reason it is called a "durable" power of attorney is to denote that the power of attorney remains in force if you become incapacitated after creating the durable power of attorney.
Health Care Proxy Lawyer
A health care proxy is a legal document in which you choose a trusted individual to make health care decisions on your behalf if for any reason, and at any time, you become unable to make those decisions yourself. You can appoint any adult except the administrator, operator or employee of a health care facility such as a hospital or nursing home where you are a patient or resident.
From offices North Andover, Attorney Kevin McQuade helps clients understand the inner workings of Health Care Proxies. Attorney McQuade thoroughly understands the law around these documents and can assist you in creating one as part of your estate plan, if you so desire.
When will the proxy be used?
Some examples of when the Health Care Proxy would be used is if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. For instance being temporarily unconscious, in a coma, or have some other condition in which you cannot make or communicate health care decisions.
Your health care agent’s choices will have the same authority as yours would, if you were able, and will be honored over those of any other person, except for any limitation you yourself made, or except for a court order specifically overruling the Proxy.
Questions about Durable Power of Attorneys?
You deserve effective representation focused on protecting you and your assets. Want to learn more about how Attorney McQuade can help? You can reach his North Andover office at (978)794-4400 to schedule an appointment. You can also reach him via email. Same-day appointments are available.
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