MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
In addition to financial powers of attorney, a medical power of attorney is also an essential legal protection to put in place.
A medical power of attorney allows you to name the person who will make medical decisions on your behalf when you are unable to make them for yourself. If you do not have this power in place, medical personnel rely on next of kin to make this decision, but not everyone’s next of kin agrees with their decisions on medical care. Therefore, having the conversation about medical care desires and putting the proper paperwork in place cuts down on family conflict and ensures one’s desires are made known legally.