Take Control Of Your Medical Care In The Future
It is impossible to predict the future, but at Kathryn T. Joseph & Associates, Inc., our attorneys help you maintain some measure of control over financial and medical care help you may need one day. Through certain estate planning tools, you can outline your wishes regarding life-saving measures, blood transfusion and other issues that may arise during a critical illness or debilitating illness. You can also name a trusted person to handle your finances.
In the event that you are unable to speak for yourself and express your desire for certain medical interventions and treatments, an advance medical directive and power of attorney can ensure you get the care you want. These specific estate planning tools can let you specify your wishes and protect your Ohio family from a situation in which they have to make difficult decisions on your behalf.
We Help You Make Appropriate Plans
Since 1994, our lawyers have helped individuals and families draft important documents as part of a strong estate plan. Through an advance medical directive and powers of attorney, you can help your family avoid arguments and other issues that can arise when a loved one is facing a serious medical issue and cannot express his or her wishes. The benefits of these documents include:
- Advance medical directive: This combines the benefit of a living will and health care power of attorney. Through this document, you will be able to specify what type of end-of-life care you may need and name a person to make medical decisions on your behalf.
- Powers of attorney: This document allows you to name a person to make financial decisions for you, sparing your family the complication and expense of a guardianship proceeding.
It is not easy to consider grave medical issues and make funeral decisions, but we can help. We understand the potential complications involved with this aspect of estate planning, and we will employ our experience, resources and client-first mentality to help you draft the documents you need as part of your estate plan.
Estate Planning Experience You Can Trust
When it comes to sensitive estate planning matters, you can put our experience to work for you. Contact our Cleveland office online or by calling 216-245-0504 to make an appointment to speak with a member of our team.