Durable Power of Attorney in Texas
Estate planning documents such as wills play an essential role in addressing known quantities — the property we currently have and wish to distribute to family members and other loved ones following death.
Just as important, however, is addressing the unknown. When sudden illness, severe injury or other incapacitation strikes, it is essential that those who will be caregivers are given proper direction regarding an individual’s wishes.
The attorneys of Wright Abshire recognize the importance of comprehensive estate planning. In addition to familiar documents like wills and trusts, we have our Texas clients consider the benefits of other planning tools, including durable power of attorney.
How Can Durable Power of Attorney Benefit Me and My Family?
Durable power of attorney, also frequently known as an advance health care directive, states an individual’s wishes regarding medical care in the event that he or she cannot make decisions for him or herself. This type of advance planning proves very useful in cases where a family member falls into a coma during a serious illness or as a result of catastrophic accident injuries.
This document can identify specific treatments or medications that an individual does or does not want to receive; an agent will be named to ensure that the wishes are carried out appropriately. Power of attorney can also simply designate a family member who will make all medical care-related decisions on the individual’s behalf.
Our experienced estate planning attorneys can discuss the advantages of durable power of attorney with you and your family and develop a plan that adequately addresses your needs and concerns. We recognize that making health care decisions is among the most intimate and important responsibilities a person can have. We help ensure that our clients’ wishes with regard to medical care are respected if they are unable to care for themselves.
Discuss Your Options for Durable Power of Attorney With Wright Abshire
Our experienced estate planning lawyers handle advance planning concerns with sensitivity toward the concerns and priorities of our clients and their families. Contact one of our three Houston-area offices online or call to arrange a consultation. We can draft durable power of attorney documents and other estate planning tools you may require.