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Health Care Power of Attorney

While there is no doubt that leaving gifts of money and property to your loved ones after you die is important, Estate Planning can do so much more for you and can help you while you are alive. A proper Idaho Estate Plan also gives you the power to plan for your own future and for the later years of your life. Our Idaho Estate Planning Lawyers know that the later years of a person’s life increase the risks of developing some type of mental incapacity or physical disability. Our goal as Estate Planning Attorneys in Idaho is to use our decades of experience and knowledge to help each of our clients avoid what are often destructive and expensive problems when there is no plan for these types of problems later in life. When it comes to health care and medical decisions, a well-crafted Idaho Estate Plan includes a Health Care Power of Attorney.

Through our partners Randy Budge and Lane Erickson and attorneys Matt Stucki, Nathan Palmer and Dave Bagley our Idaho Estate Planning team have the knowledge and ability to help you complete your Idaho Estate Plan including creating a customized Power of Attorney for Health Care. Our Estate Planning Lawyers in Idaho have received the highest ratings from Martindale and Hubbell, AVVO and Justia. We are confident that we can answer your questions and can help you prepare a complete estate plan that includes a Power of Attorney for Health Care for yourself and your spouse.

Why You Need a Power of Attorney for Health Care

Most adults go through several phases of life. While healthy, each adult has the legal ability in Idaho to take care of all the daily affairs in their own life, including making health care and medical decisions for themselves. These decisions often include the doctors that you consult, the medicines that you take, and the procedures that you decide to receive so you can stay healthy. However, if a mental incapacity develops through Alzheimer’s, a stroke, an injury, or just plain old age or dementia, you may no longer be able to make these decisions for yourself.

When you have a complete Idaho Estate Plan including a Health Care Power of Attorney, you can avoid the time consuming, expensive and often confrontational legal guardianship proceedings that would be required so some person would have the legal authority to make medical and health care decisions for you. If you don’t have a Health Care Power of Attorney, a guardianship proceeding would take place where a judge would enter an Order naming a person who would be responsible for all of your medical and health care decisions.

How Having a Durable Power of Attorney Helps You

The Estate Planning Attorneys on our team have both the ability and the experience to help you prepare a complete Estate Plan while you live in Idaho. Your Estate Plan will include not only a Last Will and Testament so you can give away your property after you die, it will also include a Health Care Power of Attorney and other documents that will care for you during your own lifetime.

Through your Power of Attorney for Health Care you will decide who you want to appoint to make health care and medical decisions for you if a mental incapacity develops and you can no longer make these decisions for yourself. By completing this document as part of your estate planning you will have peace of mind in knowing that you have a plan that will provide you with the health and medical care you may need later in life.

Enlist an Idaho Estate Planning Attorney to Help You

A complete Idaho Estate Plan includes a Health Care Power of Attorney that will give you peace of mind. The Racine Law Office Idaho Estate Planning Attorneys are here to help you and your family when you need it the most. We are available to discuss your options and answer your questions at an initial free consultation. Call us toll free at 877-232-6101 or 208-232-6101 for a free consultation with the Racine Olson team of Estate Planning attorneys in Idaho. You can also email us directly at racine@racinelaw.net. We will answer your Idaho Estate Planning questions and will help you solve your Idaho Estate Planning problems.

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