Medical Power of Attorney Georgia
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Medical Power of Attorney
Medical POA (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 Perigon Legal Services 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. However, it’s worth making sure you’re taking appropriate steps now before anything happens that might leave you without this capacity later down the line!
Georgia power of attorney is a legal document that allows one person to act on behalf of another in legal matters. A financial power of attorney transfers your legal right to make decisions about finances and assets, including bank accounts and allows you to appoint someone else with the authority over your finances if you cannot act on them yourself because you’ve become incapacitated or otherwise absent.
On the other hand, a medical POA (power of attorney) is a legal document that allows someone else to make health care decisions on the patient’s behalf. 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. This may be because they are too young or unwilling due to mental incapacity, and it can also cover end-of-life care choices and medical treatment if needed. 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 Perigon Legal Services. 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 Perigon Legal Services.
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