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The Importance of Designating a Health Care Power of Attorney

July 18, 2013 Estate Planning

Estate Planning and End-of-Life Law in Pennsylvania

Over time, everyone hears stories of families in anguish over how best to respect the rights of a family member who can neither care for him or herself nor make medical decisions. And we’ve all thought “If only they’d taken just a little time to arrange for this possibility.”

Now is always a good time to address legal issues regarding the possibility of incapacity because, unfortunately, the possibility of future incapacity is always present. The estate planning and health care proxy attorneys of Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie & Seelaus, LLP in Media, Pennsylvania can help.

Each member of our four-attorney legal team has more than 20 years of experience handling estate planning, living wills and powers of attorney. We can:

  • Meet with you to discuss all your concerns regarding end-of-life care
  • Help you make decisions that fully reflect your wishes and concerns
  • Draft an affidavit that will help guide your family and allow medical care providers to make decisions that are consistent with your wishes in the event of incapacity

We are experienced in creating health care powers of attorney both as a proactive step and when hospitals require them prior to certain kinds of medical treatment. To contact the health care power of attorney lawyers of Barnard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie & Seelaus, LLP in Media, Pennsylvania, to schedule a free initial consultation, call 610-565-4055 or 302-594-4535.