Incapacitation by losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s or another incapacitating mental or physical illness takes an emotional toll that extends even beyond the legal issues. While you are dealing with the incapacity of an elderly parent, creditors, and even impatient family members, may be trying to gain access to the estate.
Avoiding court-supervised procedures in the event of incapacity is a critical component of planning. The attorneys of Morris Hall, PLLC, offer an array of legal services to help you remain in control of your family’s assets when the estate holder can no longer make decisions.
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Assets held in a revocable trust can continue to be managed by the designated successor trustee. In conjunction with a proper durable general power of attorney for property the trust can protect family assets. For added flexibility, specific provisions can be incorporated into powers of attorney to authorize the agent to take certain steps to carry out the incapacitated person’s estate plan. Similarly, durable powers of attorney for health care, living wills or advanced health care directives not only set forth an individual’s wishes with respect to medical treatment, but can designate an agent to make medical decisions during any period of incapacity.
If you have a loved one who has become incapacitated by physical or mental illness, talk to us about protecting his or her rights. We have more than three decades of experience in all areas of life-care planning and estate preservation, including:
- Qualified trusts for retirement accounts
- Advanced health care directives
- Durable powers of attorney for medical care and financial matters
- Special-needs trusts
- Limited liability companies
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Contact us to arrange a consultation with an experienced lawyer today. Our offices are located in Phoenix, Tucson, and communities throughout Arizona.
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