You Can Plan For Unexpected Incapacity

One absolute certainty in life is that the future is uncertain. You cannot predict what will happen or when it will happen, but you can prepare for unknown situations. Addressing incapacity is something that many people put off until it is too late to prepare, and they are forced to react to a problem instead.

The attorneys at Goble & Yow, PLLC have more than 35 years of combined experience. In that time, we have drafted hundreds of documents that have helped people protect themselves and their assets. We have also witnessed what can happen when people do not have the appropriate protections in place. The consequences can be very costly.

Do not wait until a medical diagnosis or serious accident occurs to talk to a lawyer about incapacity and estate planning. Call us at 931-266-4763 for a free consultation.

Three Essential Incapacity Planning Documents

A comprehensive estate plan covers both incapacity and death. There are three essential tools that can help you protect your assets and provide direction for your family should you become unable to make decisions for yourself.

  • Durable power of attorney: You grant authority to a person you trust to handle your financial affairs.
  • Health care power of attorney or proxy: You grant authority to a person you trust to make important decisions about your medical treatment and personal care.
  • Living will: This provides specific direction to your physician about lifesaving treatment and medical care.
  • HIPAA authorization: This document enables your health care proxy to make informed decisions about your care by giving your provider legal authority to release private medical information to your designee.

Do You Have The Right Documents In Place? Schedule A Free Consultation.

Schedule a free initial consultation to talk to our lawyer about your estate. We can help you determine what steps you need to take to protect yourself and your assets, including drafting new documents or amending existing ones to ensure that your estate plan is up to date.

Call our law firm in Clarksville at 931-266-4763 or send us an email with your information.