It is often important for individuals to do what is called “incapacity planning.” Incapacity planning, also known as life planning, is really planning for problems which arise when you lack the ability to manage your affairs during a period of incapacity.

A minimimal amount of time and money spent planning and putting the appropriate directions in place can save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in the future. Planning today also saves the emotional toll that is placed on your family when they have to resort to the court system to address issues that should have been taken care before incapacity strikes.

Incapacity planning can include an advanced medical directive (“Living Will”) which takes into account the extent to which you want extraordinary life-extending measures taken in the event of a terminal illness or injury. Other documents, such as durable powers of attorney and medical powers of attorney give authority to someone else to act on your behalf as if they are you in financial and medical matters.

The Majors Law Firm, PLLC is experienced helping clients plan in the event of their incapacity. Because you never know when you will need to have the the proper planning in place, it is important take advantage of the opportunity to write your own plan and let your wishes be known.

Incapacity planning documents include:

  • Advanced Medical Directive
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney (“Health Care Agent”)