What is a Durable Power of Attorney and when do I need one?

If you do not already have Durable Powers of Attorney, you need them now. Durable Powers of Attorney allow you to appoint someone you know and trust to make your health care and financial decisions in the event you are incapable of making those decisions. If you become incapacitated without these legal documents in place, then you and your family will be involved in a proceeding known as a conservatorship. This is the court proceeding where a judge determines who should make these decisions for you under the ongoing supervision of the court.

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