Durable Powers of Attorney for financial matters.
Many people fail to plan adequately for a lifetime disability. You should be concerned about the possibility of your disability, that is, your inability to legally handle your affairs. Disability can arise from a number of different causes, for example, illness (such as stroke), injury, accident, old age, or the inability to locate or contact you. If you are unable to handle your affairs, who can and will do so?
In such cases, Michigan law provides for a Probate Court proceeding to have an individual or a bank appointed to act for you. Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings involve time, expense, and perhaps even the embarrassment of trying to prove that you are mentally incompetent. Furthermore, you have no assurance as to whom the court will appoint.
A document giving a relative or friend the power to act for you - an ordinary power of attorney is automatically suspended or revoked ( it is no longer valid) if you become incompetent, just when your family would need it most. The Michigan legislature responded to this problem by creating the "Durable Power of Attorney" which is a power of attorney that remains in effect even if you become disabled. Everyone should consider having a Durable Power of Attorney, it can save you and your family time, money, and the inconvenience of Probate Court proceedings.
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Powers of Attorney to make Medical Decisions
Michigan Law allows an individual to appoint a person to make medical decision in the event they are disabled ot incapacitated. Pytell Varchetti prepares all necessary documents and advocate forms needed for this.
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