Incapacity Planning

Prepare for the Unexpected with Incapacity Planning

Life is unpredictable, and it’s essential to have a plan in place in case you become unable to manage your affairs or make decisions about your own health and personal care. At Hergott Law, we provide incapacity planning services to ensure that your wishes are respected, and your affairs can be managed if you become unable to make decisions for yourself.

Our Incapacity Planning Services Include:

1. Enduring Power of Attorney: We help you appoint a trusted individual to manage your financial and legal affairs if you lose the cognitive capacity to do so yourself or simply want their help. This includes paying bills, managing your investments and minimizing taxes.

2. Representation Agreement: A representation agreement designates a substitute decision maker to make health and personal care decisions on your behalf. Their authority kicks in only when you do not have the capacity to express your own wishes. By choosing an appropriate and trustworthy representative, and ensuring they are clear about your wishes and values, you can have confidence that decisions about your health and personal care will be made as you would have made them yourself.

3. Advance Directive: If there are particular medical care decisions that you feel confident about making in advance and which you feel are important enough to communicate to your care team, our team will assist you in creating your advance directive that expresses those wishes. An Advance Directive will never have more authority than a cognitively capable patient and can give piece of mind in the event a decision needs to be made when you are not capable of making the decision yourself and your representative cannot be located to make the decision in a timely fashion.

Why Choose Hergott Law for Incapacity Planning?

Your Best Interests at Heart: We will recommend incapacity planning documents only to the extent we determine that they are in your best interests. Our first step is to identify what arrangements are already in place and whether our services are even required.

Comprehensive and Personalized Service: We take a holistic approach to incapacity planning, considering all aspects of your life and personal circumstances. The level of authority you grant in a power of attorney and representation agreement will be customized to fit your particular needs. Whether or not a “monitor” is put in place to keep an eye on things is a matter of individual circumstances. Our services are tailored to meet your unique needs and ensure your peace of mind.

Experienced and Knowledgeable Team Led by Paul Hergott, our team has extensively researched incapacity planning. We stay up to date with the latest laws and regulations, as well as the results of related lawsuits, to provide you with the best possible advice and solutions.

Compassionate Support We understand that incapacity planning can be a sensitive and emotional process. Our team is committed to providing compassionate support, guiding you through each step with care and understanding.

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Prepare for the unexpected with a comprehensive incapacity plan. Contact Hergott Law today to schedule a consultation and ensure that your future is secure.