Giving Clients Peace Of Mind By Establishing Wills And Durable Powers Of Attorney
Life offers us difficult challenges. You work hard, you save, you provide for your family. But what happens if you are no longer able to make decisions about your health care, your medical treatment, or your assets? Prevent all of your hard work from going down the drain: create a will and a durable power of attorney with the help of a Beachwood, Ohio, wills and probate lawyer at the office of Ellen S. Mandell.
What Is A Durable Power Of Attorney?
A power of attorney is used to allow an agent, chosen by you, to handle all of your affairs during a period of time when you are unable to. You may simply be traveling; or you may be ill and unable to communicate your wishes. If you have not chosen an agent to act for you under a durable power of attorney, necessary action on your behalf may not be possible, or health care decisions may be made by someone who does not know you.
Ultimately, the court may be asked to appoint someone to act for you. Unless you have a durable power of attorney in place that appoints a person you trust to act on your behalf to make these vital decisions, actions may be taken that do not reflect what you would have wanted had been able to act on your own. Having a durable power of attorney already in place allows you to express your desires in advance and control who will make these important decisions for you.
What Is A Will?
A will is the document you use to determine what happens to your assets after your death. You also use your will to nominate the person to be in charge of seeing that your final affairs are taken care of and your assets are distributed as you wish. A will can also be used to nominate someone to be guardian of your minor children upon your death. It is a powerful and important document, and if there is not one in place, the laws of the state of Ohio will determine what will happen to your assets. Experienced Ohio probate attorney Ellen S. Mandell can help guide you through the process to ensure that you have a valid will that will fulfill your wishes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Contact A Wills And Power Of Attorney Lawyer Ellen S. Mandell Today
It is vitally important that you not leave what will happen to your estate or your healthcare decisions in the hands of strangers. Contact the Ellen S. Mandell, Attorney at Law to discuss beginning the process of protecting yourself, your family, and your interests, at our Beachwood office at 216-916-8746 today.