Annapolis Powers of Attorney
Estate Planning Lawyers in Annapolis, Maryland
Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives and Living Wills give you control over what happens to you when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. A Power of Attorney can be put into place in which you name a person or persons to act on your behalf in financial matters. An Advanced Medical Directives serves as a “power of attorney” for health care because you name a health care agent to make your medical decisions when you can no longer do so and also give end of life instructions for your agent and doctors to follow. Some clients also prefer to have a more detailed health care power of attorney and a separate Living Will. At the Law Offices of Merrill, Cruttenden & Collinson, P.A., we are knowledgeable about each of these directives and adept at helping our clients create and draft the necessary documents. We can help you maintain control over an uncertain future.
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney grants another person the right to make important decisions for you, should you become medically incapacitated. It may also be drafted to be effective immediately upon signing so that your agent is not required to obtain a medical opinion before being able to assist you with your financial needs. Durable power of attorney allows a person of your choosing to handle bank transactions, sign checks, apply for disability and make other financial decisions on your behalf. They may also be drafted for health care purposes only. At the Law Offices of Merrill, Cruttenden & Collinson, we have extensive experience drafting and executing powers of attorney agreements.
Advance Medical Directives
An Advance Medical Directive is a health care proxy in which a person is designated to make health care decisions for you should you no longer be able to make them for yourself. In the event you should become medically incapacitated, the designee will have the same right to refuse or accept treatment that you would normally have over yourself. If you have any questions about health care proxies, our estate planning attorneys are here to answer your questions.
A living will is a directive to your doctor about what life-sustaining procedures you wish to receive and under which circumstances you would like to have them discontinued. Our estate planning lawyers can provide you with a living will that puts your most difficult medical decisions in your hands, and spares your loved ones from having to make them for you.
If you would like to discuss your estate planning goals, we are here for you. Please contact us online or by phone at 410.881.0355 to speak with an experienced Maryland attorney. We offer our estate planning and business law clients free initial consultations.