Critical Documents to Have in Place
Now more than ever, it’s important for anyone 18 or older to have the proper medical and financial power of attorney documents in place.
These documents ensure that you can act on behalf of a loved one, and that a loved one can act on behalf of you. If these are not in place in the event of an emergency, a probate court order may be required to give authorization, and many courts are currently closed or limiting access due to COVID-19.
An excerpt from another attorney asking for advice:
“I just received a call from a client. Mom and Dad both have Coronavirus. Ambulance took Dad to Henry Ford Hospital; advised Mom to stay home because she could still walk. Dad has dementia and is understandably out of sorts and unable to answer basic questions for hospital staff. Hospital won’t permit family to visit, of course, and are only communicating with family on an emergency basis (i.e. when they thought they were going to lose Dad earlier today).
Dad has a POA, but no Health Care POA. Hospital advised family to secure a guardianship for Dad. I cannot reach Macomb County Probate Court.”
If you need power of attorney documents, we can help.
During these challenging times, we still have the capability to draft documents – including Health Care and Financial Power of Attorney documents – and have them properly signed, witnessed, and notarized in a safe, controlled environment.
To set up a phone call or video conference to create your power of attorney documents, call us at (800) 317-2812 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.