Incapacity planning is not something people enjoy thinking about, but it is necessary. At Fouts Law Group, LLC, we can assist you in this important part of your overall financial plan. No matter your age, you want to be sure that you are in control when it comes to medical decisions in the event of an accident or other medical emergency. An experienced lawyer can help you in determining how these important decisions are included in an incapacity plan, and will advise you of any other necessary components for your plan.
If you already have an incapacity plan in place or if you want to take steps to ensure you have control of your future, Fouts Law Group, LLC is here to provide you with personalized assistance. Call our office at (678) 242-8344 to learn more about how a Woodstock incapacity planning attorney can give you advice and provide you with guidance that is unique to your life situation. We can provide you with information, including:
- Why you need an incapacity plan
- What should be included in your incapacity plan
- How a Woodstock incapacity planning attorney can help you
Why You Need an Incapacity Plan
Everyone needs an incapacity plan. If you don’t already have such a plan, you should take immediate steps to put one in place. You undoubtedly want to ensure that you and your family are taken care of if you should experience a medical emergency. An incapacity plan can make that happen. It’s important to keep in mind that no one plans for an emergency, but they occur everyday. Make sure you are protected.
In a serious accident or medical emergency, you may be left unable to communicate your wishes to medical personnel. Doctors and nurses will not know if you want extraordinary measures to be taken or if you would prefer they aren’t if you can’t advise them of such. If you don’t have an incapacity plan, your family will be left to make these difficult decisions on their own.
If an accident or medical emergency leaves you unable to communicate, there may be questions not only about your immediate care, but also about your assets, your property and who you would trust to make decisions on your behalf. Your family members may have differing opinions when it comes to these questions that could all be answered if you have an incapacity plan in place.
While no one wants to believe that they will be involved in a serious accident or experience a medical emergency, it happens every day. Let Fouts Law Group, LLC assist you in creating an incapacity plan today so that you and your family can be sure that your wishes are carried out exactly.
What Should Be Included in Your Incapacity Plan
Your incapacity plan should include detailed instructions with regards to your medical care, who can make decisions on your behalf, and the management of your assets. There are tools that can help ensure that your preferences are carried out in the event that you can’t make decisions for yourself, including:
- Financial and Healthcare Powers of Attorney
- HIPAA Release
When you create an incapacity plan, you can name a person who you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf and manage your assets. You can also dictate your wishes regarding medical care, and you can assign someone to protect your assets should you need extended care. A lawyer can help ensure that all necessary components of an incapacity plan are in place.
How a Woodstock Incapacity Planning Attorney Can Help You
An experienced Woodstock incapacity attorney can assist you in creating your enforceable plan. To learn more about how a Woodstock incapacity planning lawyer can help you, call (678) 242-8344. You can also reach out to us online. You and your lawyer will discuss your wishes for medical care, your plans for the future and how you can make decisions now for a medical emergency. Call us today for more information.