Though they’re challenging issues to address, individuals and families must consider consent, capacity and legal decision making when developing their estate plan for the future:
- By law, people must consent to any decisions that may affect their property or personal care
- Preparing a Power of Attorney enables you to select someone to manage your property or consent to personal care decisions on your behalf in the event that you lose capacity
- If you don’t have a Power of Attorney, a guardian of property or personal care may be appointed by the court, or the Public Guardian and Trustee may become involved
PooranLaw regularly advises clients about consent, capacity and legal decision making issues and options, and can assist with the drafting of your Power of Attorney documents to ensure your wishes are respected.
PooranLaw can also assist you in navigating your decision making rights and obligations as they relate to your minor or adult children, or other family members. Where necessary, we can also represent you in your efforts to establish guardianship.
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