CROWN POINT ESTATE PLANNING LAWYER
Should you become incapacitated without the proper legal documents in the State of Indiana, your physician will need an authorized relative or court-appointed person, such as a spouse, parent or adult child, to make important decisions on your behalf. Planning for disability can help ensure that your health care desires are properly followed even if you cannot express them. As a dedicated Crown Point estate planning attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I can help you plan for the future in Lake County.
HOW DO I PLAN FOR DISABILITY?
There are a variety of legal documents that the State of Indiana recognizes as valid tools for planning for disability. Powers of attorney allow you to select another individual to make decisions for you should you become unable to make them for yourself. Advance directives, including living wills and Life-Prolonging Procedures Declarations, can select the person to make choices on your behalf and provide instructions for the type and extent of care you would like to receive should you become unable to communicate your wishes.
A general durable power of attorney will allow you to select the person to manage your financial affairs should you become incapacitated. Your attorney-in-fact will have control over your real property transactions, stocks, bonds, Social Security benefits and more. If you are incapacitated for a period of time and your assets are not held in joint tenancy, this document may be extremely beneficial for you.
SEEK QUALIFIED ASSISTANCE FROM A CROWN POINT ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY
Clients come first at Kent A. Jeffirs, Attorney at Law, PC, and my goal is to plan for them using only the documents that they need. Each client has different assets, family and desires for the future, and I tailor their estate plans to meet their individual needs. Instead of passing them off to paralegals or legal secretaries, I personally handle every client’s case from start to finish. Take advantage of my free initial consultation to learn more about the benefits of planning for disability with a Crown Point estate planning lawyer. For more information about my client-centered approach to the law, contact the firm today!