Durable Powers of Attorney:

The Durable Power of Attorney is a financial power of attorney that allows you to name someone to act on your behalf in the areas of money management and daily affairs. While Powers of Attorney are not as powerful as they once were, they remain an essential document in every estate plan.

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HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY & DIRECTIVES:

Private control over your healthcare decisions and release of information can only be accomplished with the proper healthcare directives. Let Wiles McMichael help you ensure your wishes are honored when medical emergencies arise with the following planning tools:

  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Living Will
  • HIPAA
  • Disability Panel
  • Stay at Home Directive

CHARACTERISTICS AND BENEFITS OF DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY IN SC

ENTRUST YOUR FINANCES TO THE RIGHT PERSON

You want someone trustworthy and who has the financial acumen to be in charge of your investments, property, other assets and sources of income in case of mental or physical incapacity. A durable power of attorney for finances allows you to designate the person you believe can be entrusted with the role and responsibilities.

ESTABLISH CONTROL OVER YOUR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

This advanced directive allows you to choose the person who will oversee your income and assets when you are unable to do so. You can put them in control of your finances through a POA, which won’t take effect while you are able to manage your own financial affairs. You can have peace of mind knowing that this legal document will address your future financial concerns.

EXECUTE ACCORDING TO SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS

There is no standard form for all states, so your SC estate attorneys can create a Durable Power of Attorney tailored to the state’s regulations. Further, your POA required to be recorded in specific instances.

CHARACTERISTICS AND BENEFITS OF SC HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY

ENSURE YOUR WISHES ARE ENACTED

Your agent will work with medical providers to make sure the health care you receive will align with your specifications. These include your medical treatment and personal care management preferences. In addition, your instructions may contain limitations, such as the treatments you do not wish to receive.

FOLLOW STATE RULES

The South Carolina or SC Healthcare Power of Attorney should follow the applicable provisions in the state’s code of law. At Wiles McMichael, our attorneys help you craft your healthcare advanced directives, allowing your agent to make medical decisions on your behalf.

GIVE CLARITY TO MEDICAL PROVIDERS

In case of an emergency, or if you’re unconscious or unable to communicate with your healthcare providers, the law designates the next of kin to make decisions on your behalf. By explicitly stating an agent, your doctors will be able to consult the right person and ascertain the type and extent of treatment to perform.

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