Do you and your loved ones have an updated Power of Attorney? Public-health experts are projecting that millions of Americans will become sick and incapacitated by the Coronavirus in the coming months.
Spivak Law Firm is committed to helping families achieve their estate planning goals even during this crisis. We are handling all requests by telephone and email only in order to exercise social distancing and ensure our clients’ safety. In most cases, we are able to provide the Power of Attorney to our clients by email on the same day that they retain us to draft the document.
There are two types of Power of Attorney you may need.
A Healthcare Power of Attorney, also known as a Living Will, details your wishes regarding medical and surgical procedures if you become too sick or incapacitated. It also allows you to choose a person you trust to make decisions on your behalf regarding your medical care.
A Financial Power of Attorney allows you to choose a person you trust to make decisions regarding your finances, including paying your bills and taxes, if you become too sick or incapacitated to handle them yourself. You can always later revoke a Financial Power of Attorney if you recover from your illness and want to handle your own finances or appoint a different person for any reason.
We also recommend working with an attorney to draft a Last Will and Testament to carry out your wishes regarding how to dispose of your remains and your assets if you or your family members contract the coronavirus.
At Spivak Law Firm, we understand that discussing death or a major medical emergency can be emotional and difficult. But we also understand the importance of preparing for the future.
Friendly and welcoming, we treat our clients with compassion, dignity, and respect. For a free phone consultation to discuss a Power of Attorney, call Spivak Law Firm at (412) 344-4900 or toll free at (800) 545-9390.