Estate planning means more than writing a will. There are significant health care and financial decisions that need to be made whether you are single or married. At the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., our attorneys work closely with clients to ensure that in the event of temporary or permanent incapacity, their financial and medical decisions are made by someone they trust instead of a guardian appointed by the court or an estranged family member. We serve clients in Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and other local towns.
Even Young Adults Need Powers Of Attorney!
Some parents mistakenly believe that they will always be able to make health care or financial decisions for their children. They do not think about the fact that once their child is 18, he or she is an adult. When a child reaches the age of 18, parents can no longer make health care or financial decisions for their child without a power of attorney to do so. If that child or young adult needs help with finances, or is injured, a parent cannot help or even speak with doctors without a power of attorney.
Our estate planning attorneys have over 30 years of experience meeting with young adults to plan and prepare financial and medical powers of attorney to save their loved ones from having to go through the expensive process of setting up a guardianship.
- Durable power of attorney for finances
- This power of attorney grants a person of your choosing the power to pay your bills, open and close bank accounts, buy and sell real estate and more.
- Durable power of attorney for health care or designation of health care surrogate
- This power of attorney grants a person of your choosing the power to make medical decisions on your behalf. The person you choose will have the authority to speak to your doctors and make prompt and immediate medical decisions for you when you are incapable of doing so. Appointing a health care surrogate will help ensure that your medical wishes are carried out without undue delay.
Protecting What Matters!
Our lawyers understand the need to protect assets they have taken a lifetime to create. To find out how we can help protect your finances and health care, contact the Law Office of Cheryl Bucker, P.A., online or call 954-773-8983 (toll-free at 888-392-5781).