If you haven’t legally designated your healthcare power of attorney, contact Meek Law Firm today to discuss your needs. Attorney Jonathan Meek has assisted many people with this important legal matter and he can help you as well.
Creating a medical power of attorney is an important process that should be completed with your full understanding. You will need a lawyer to draft the document, which delegates someone of your choosing with the decision-making power for your medical care in the event that you are not able to speak for yourself. In short, if you are mentally incapacitated, in a coma, or otherwise unable to make your own decisions, your appointed agent can ensure that your wishes are carried out.
Since your agent will be appointed as your personal representative, they should be empowered to complete Medicaid, Medicare, or other medical insurance forms to cover the costs of your care. Both you and your agent should have a signed and notarized copy of your medical power of attorney.
When creating this legal document, your lawyer will discuss with you the individual provisions and meanings of each section. Meek Law Firm is well-versed in this area of the law. They will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your wishes are clearly stated and will be legally recognized.
For more information, contact attorney Jonathan Meek today. Call (704) 848-6335 or use the contact form on this page to schedule a consultation appointment.
You love your family and you work hard to offer them financial security. Naturally, you want to secure their future even after you’ve passed on. The best way to accomplish this is through estate planning. Meek Law Firm can offer peace of mind to both you and your loved ones by guiding you through the legal complexities to the protections you need.
The first and most important document you need to provide for your loved ones is a will. Attorney Jonathan Meek has the expertise and experience you need to create a will that meets all legal requirements and clearly and completely declares your wishes. He will lead you through the process step by step, from the initial consultation where he will assess your particular needs to the signing of the final document.
Another key piece of estate planning can be establishing a trust. A trust is used to funnel some kind of assets to a beneficiary, and the trust sets up the stipulations and information about how these assets are to be transferred. There are a number of different kinds of trusts. Meek Law Firm will be able to understand the best option for your needs. The increasing variety of different kinds of trusts means that regardless of the unique family situation or the desires of the trust creator, there is likely an arrangement that will be suitable.
Jonathan Meek has helped many individuals with estate planning needs and he is ready to assist you as well. Contact Meek Law Firm today to discuss your estate planning options. Call (704) 848-6335 or use the contact form on the right of this page to schedule a consultation appointment.
After years of toiling, you will almost certainly want your hard-earned money and assets to go into the hands of your loved ones upon your passing. Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of not securing their financial lineage, which often ends up causing confusion, hurt feelings, financial hardships, lawsuits and loss of estate value at the time of settlements. However, this can be avoided — particularly if you are prudent and predictive. There is no reason to be anything less than fully prepared when it comes to passing on the fruits of your life’s hard work and hiring a good estate planning attorney is a key factor.
What is estate planning?
Quite simply, this is the process for laying out the distribution of your assets upon your passing. Estate planning documents include trusts, wills or other records that lay out stipulations of what will happen after you die. You will also want to draw up a living will which communicates your declarations regarding your wishes if you become physically or mentally incapacitated. These are life-altering decisions and you need an experienced lawyer at your side to walk you through the process. Estate planning gives you the peace of mind to know that your death won’t leave your loved ones in a financial crisis.
How can an estate planning attorney help?
Here is a sampling of the important ways an estate planning attorney can assist you now and in retirement and help your family and loved ones after your passing:
Secure and grow your assets.
Provide guidance about retirement planning.
Comply with all tax laws and concerns, while doing what is best for you and your estate.
Draw up your will detailing the precise disbursement of your full assets.
Prepare your living will and healthcare power of attorney documents to ensure that your wishes are clear should you become ill or incapacitated.
Collect the death benefits from your life insurance policies.
Disperse all of your assets in the event of your passing according to your fully documented wishes.
Manage your accounts and prepare for any estate or gift taxes that will be due.
As you can imagine, these are complex and critical legal matters that need to be handled by an experienced estate planning attorney. Jonathan Meek at Meek Law Firm has the education and experience to guide you through the process, just as he has done for many other satisfied clients.
Contact Meek Law Firm today to discuss your estate planning options. Call (704) 848-6335 or use the contact form on the right of this page to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.
Right now, you probably can’t imagine being unable to make your own decisions about your medical care. However, you never know when something could happen, so it’s important to have a plan in mind. This plan is called a healthcare power of attorney, and it isn’t something that you should wait to formalize. These are a few key things you should know about assigning your healthcare power of attorney.
What is a healthcare power of attorney?
A healthcare power of attorney document is a legally recognized form that assigns the responsibility of making medical decisions about your care to a person of your choosing in the event that you are unable to make your own decisions. For example, the document might take effect if you have a brain injury, are suffering from dementia or are unconscious at the moment of treatment.
Why do I need a healthcare power of attorney?
If you are young or still in good health, you might not see the urgency or possibly even the need for creating this directive. The sad fact is too many people end up putting off this important legal step for too long. Even if you are young and healthy, you never know when something could happen. A sudden accident or illness could render you incapable of making a decision at any moment. While you certainly want to hope that one of these emergencies never occur, it’s always possible. By going ahead and legally assigning your healthcare power of attorney now, you don’t have to worry about being without one when you need it most.
When you write up your power of attorney document, you can stipulate everything the way you want it. You give yourself time to talk to the person you have chosen about your desires for when you are incapable of making your own decisions. For example, you might not want to be resuscitated in certain situations. By planning ahead now, you can help ensure that your wishes are respected at a critical moment. Plus, you can help ensure that your family members don’t end up in an emotion-fueled argument over such matters later on.
Can’t I just buy a pre-printed form?
You may have seen templates online that you can use to designate your healthcare power of attorney. Using one of these blanket forms is not your best decision. Instead, you should consider talking to a lawyer who can help you create a binding document that is properly written and will hold up in court in case of a legal challenge.
As you can see, putting together a power of attorney document that is related to your healthcare is important. Although you might think that you can put off putting together one of these documents, there is no better time than now to do so.
If you haven’t legally designated your healthcare power of attorney, contact Meek Law Firm today to discuss your needs. Attorney Jonathan Meek has assisted many people with this important legal matter and he can help you as well. Call (704) 848-6335 or use the contact form on the right of this page to schedule a consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.