Baton Rouge Power of Attorney Lawyer
Helping You Control the Future of Your Estate
After spending a lifetime establishing your estate and growing your assets, you want to ensure that it is protected and secure for generations to come. One way to do this is through proactively establishing a power of attorney. Our estate planning attorneys have provided dedicated, knowledgeable legal services since 1976, and we can put our experience to work for you, too. We have an excellent reputation within the community and are often recommended by other attorneys and healthcare workers. Losavio & DeJean, LLC, The Louisiana Elder Law Firm, an elder law and special needs planning firm for seniors and families and person with disabilities.
The Importance of Establishing a Power of Attorney
In Louisiana, there is no default method for deciding how your property and finances will be managed in the event of your unexpected incapacitation. Likewise, there is no default for deciding non-emergency medical decisions. Because of this, your family may struggle to regain control of your estate and to assist when you are in medical need. Without a durable powers of attorney in place, your family will be forced to go through the expensive interdiction process to have you declared incapacitated. Interdiction is time-consuming and costly. Additionally, without an established power of attorney, the courts have control over who is appointed to manage your estate, and they may not select the person you wish.
With a durable powers of attorney to administer your property and to make medical decisions, you can legally appoint someone to manage your estate and make decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated. Establishing this critical legal document can bring you peace of mind.
When appointing a powers of attorney, it is worth considering other valuable estate planning tools such as:
- Healthcare powers of attorney
- Advanced medical directives
- Medicaid planning
- Asset protection
- Living wills
The Power of Attorney Process
We offer new clients a complimentary phone consultation to discuss their situation with our estate planning team. We can help you select someone to make healthcare, medical, and financial decisions for you and make recommendations regarding other estate planning services that might be beneficial to you. We know that talking about end-of-life issues can be emotionally painful. At Losavio & DeJean, LLC, we are committed to providing empathetic and compassionate legal counsel. When you work with us, your needs come first.