Power of Attorney
If you become sick or disabled, either temporarily or permanently, who will make decisions for you related to money and property?
- A Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone you trust to handle your affairs if you cannot do so.
- If you cannot pay bills, get records or make other decisions, your family may be prevented from helping you get treatment, pay doctors or qualify for Medicare.
- Without a Power of Attorney, your family may have to file what is known as an Article 81 Proceeding, seeking guardianship of the disabled person. This process involves the Court, several lawyers and usually at least $4,000. A Power of Attorney might cost $150.
- It is important that you give your family the tools to help you if you cannot help yourself.
- The State of Indiana Statutory Power of Attorney form is not expansive enough to allow your agent to do last-minute Medicaid eligibility planning that is often necessary, unless it contains special provisions specifically created to allow it. Most don’t, but we make them a part of every plan we create.
Contact Jeff Cooper today at 317-397-5165.