Assigning Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney

A comprehensive estate plan should include powers of attorney. Depending on how the documents are drafted, powers of attorney can be as specific or as broad as you want them to be.

In the event that you become unable to make decisions regarding your finances or your medical treatment, assigning power of attorney gives a trusted person the authority to make those decisions on your behalf.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Reuben S. F. Wong can help you complete your estate plan by drafting powers of attorney documents. For a free consultation regarding these matters, contact us in Honolulu today.

Why Create Powers of Attorney?

Unfortunately, in many cases, people neglect to assign powers of attorney, and family members are left with little or no guidance in making very difficult medical decisions for incapacitated loved ones. Similarly, not assigning financial power of attorney can leave family members with no authority to make financial decisions, such as bill payments, when a loved one becomes incapacitated.

By creating powers of attorney, you can clarify your wishes, alleviate your loved ones' burdens and prevent family disputes. You can also choose one person to make financial decisions and another person to make medical decisions.

Selecting the Right Person

When assigning powers of attorney, the person you choose could be a family member, a lawyer, or a friend you trust and respect. In any case, the person you select should be someone who will honor your wishes and protect your interests and those of your family.

If you have questions about these matters, our attorneys can provide you with the information you need. We can also help you plan and draft these important documents.

Contact the Law Offices of Reuben S. F. Wong

For a free consultation to discuss your goals and concerns, call us locally at 808-531-3526 or toll free at 888-567-4597, or contact us online. We advise and represent individuals and families in Honolulu, Hawaii, and across the Island of O'ahu.

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