What are Advance Medical Directives? No Comments

Advance medical directives refer to legal documents that give instructions or wishes of an individual in the event that they are no longer able to “speak for themselves.” Depending on the state you live in, advance medical directives may consist of one or more of three legal documents: a living will, a health care proxy and/or power of attorney(s). The US Supreme Court it…

What is Power of Attorney and How to Assign it No Comments

Power of attorney is the legal authority assigned to a person designated as an “agent” by a power of attorney document. This legal authority allows the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact” to make legal, business and even medical decisions on a “principal’s” behalf. Power of attorney is used in circumstances when a principal needs someone to make important decisions for their…