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Health Care Power of Attorney

It is obvious that providing gifts of property or cash to your spouse, family or loved ones when you die is important. When done correctly, Pocatello Estate planning can do so much more for you individually while you are alive, than just planning to give you property away to others. A proper Pocatello Estate Plan should provide well thought out processes and procedures that will help protect you while you are alive. We understand that when we age we all have an increased risk of suffering a mental disability or a physical incapacity. When helping our clients, our goal is to use the decades of knowledge and experience we have gained to assist our clients in making decisions now, while they are healthy, that will help them avoid expensive and potentially difficult experiences later. A well-crafted Health Care Power of Attorney is a vital part of even a basic Pocatello Estate Plan.

At the Racine Law Office, our partners Randy Budge and Lane Erickson and attorneys Nathan Palmer and Dave Bagley form our Pocatello Estate Planning team. We have the experience and skill to help you complete your estate plan including creating a customized Power of Attorney for Health Care. We have received the highest ratings from legal sources such as Martindale and Hubbell, AVVO and Justia. With our experience we are confident that we can answer your questions and help you create a 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

Our Pocatello Estate Planning Lawyers know that just about everyone goes through several phases while they are alive. When we are healthy, we take care of all of our own daily affairs. This includes things such as deciding what medications we take, what doctors we see and what medical procedure we may have. We make these decisions personally for ourselves so we can stay healthy. The problem is, if we suffer a mental problem like Alzheimer’s, a stroke, or an injury, we may no longer be able to make these decisions for ourselves.

When a complete Pocatello Estate Plan exists it includes a Health Care Power of Attorney. This document provides a legal way to avoid expensive, time consuming, and sometimes confrontational guardianship proceedings that are required for a person to have the authority to make medical and health care decisions for you if you can no longer do it for yourself. If you don’t have a Health Care Power of Attorney, a guardianship proceeding would have to take place so that another person could make these decisions for you. In these proceedings, a judge must enter an Order in the Court record that names another person who will make your medical and health care decisions for you.

How Having a Power of Attorney Helps You

Our Pocatello estate planning lawyers have worked for years with clients in creating complete and thorough estate plans. Such a plan includes several documents. Most people are familiar with a Last Will and Testament which is the document used to give away our property to your family and other when you die. However, most people are not familiar with the powers of attorney that are also included.

Through a Power of Attorney for Health Care you have the opportunity to decide right now who will make health care and medical decisions for you if you can no longer do this for yourself. Additional powers of attorney include naming someone to care for your property, finances, businesses, investments, and so forth. If you become incapacitated in any way, its possible that the power of attorney documents you create, and appointments you make, could impact your life for many years. Our goal as Pocatello Estate Planning Lawyers is to provide a complete plan for you, including powers of attorney that will give you peace of mind for years to come.

Enlist an Idaho Estate Planning Attorney to Help You

A complete Pocatello Estate Plan includes the property powers of attorney that protect you and give you peace of mind. Our attorneys are here to help you and your family. We are available to discuss your estate planning options and answer your questions at an initial consultation. Call us toll free at 877.232.6101 or 208.232.6101 for a consultation with the Racine Olson team in Pocatello. You can also email us directly at We will answer your questions and will help you solve your Pocatello Estate Planning problems.

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