Empowering Our Clients Through Advance Directives

There are individual steps you can take now to protect your family and your loved ones in the future. Should the unexpected occur, it is important that there is clear direction provided to the parties or individuals who will be responsible for making critical decisions regarding care and finances. Through advance directives and powers of attorney, a person can clearly dictate who will be making those decisions.

At Metz, Bailey & McLoughlin, we provide clients with creative and innovative applications of these vehicles to empower your individual goals for the future. Call 614-423-4619 or toll free at 888-428-0610 so we can create a plan that fully addresses each concern and provides confidence that your wishes will be carried out.

Forward Thinking For Difficult Times

Our service is personalized to each client, thoroughly accounting for key objectives, dynamics and goals that the client faces when visualizing these potential future scenarios. A comprehensive estate plan generally contains the following instruments:

  • Health care powers of attorney — These instruments allow you to name a person who will make medical decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. This can include end-of-life and care decisions as well as a do not resuscitate order.
  • Living will — Also known as a health care directive, these documents outline the individual's specific wishes regarding end-of-life care and decisions. This can be supplemental to or independent of the health care power of attorney.
  • Durable power of attorney — While a generic power of attorney is only effective as long as the grantor is in a capable state to make decisions, a durable power of attorney remains in effect even if the grantor becomes incapacitated. This allows the holder of power of attorney to make critical financial and health care decisions on behalf of the grantor.

It is important that these people are named in advance to avoid any confusion or complications for your family or having to conduct a possible guardianship proceeding. Much of the legal load is lifted when the individuals involved have a clear plan and set of wishes.

Don't Wait Until It Is Too Late

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss your situation, please contact a Columbus power of attorney lawyer at our law firm today. Call 614-423-4619 or toll free at 888-428-0610. You can also reach us through email.