Godfrey Powers of Attorney Lawyers

Jerseyville Estate Planning Attorneys

Are you worried that an elderly family member has become incapable of making sound financial decisions independently? Have you considered establishing a power of attorney to protect the personal and financial interests of a loved one?

This can be a difficult and emotional decision for families to make. At Farrell, Hamilton & Julian, P.C., we help families establish powers of attorney that protect their loved ones' best interests. We explain the various types of powers of attorney designations that are available, choosing the option that best meets their needs.

Power of Attorney Options

When a durable power of attorney is established, one individual designates another to make important health care and financial decisions on his or her behalf. In the event of incapacitation, the durable power of attorney assumes these responsibilities. Many people choose to designate an agent under a power of attorney when creating other estate planning documents such as wills and trusts.

Many people choose to create a living will as a part of an effective estate plan. In a living will, an individual establishes his or her preferences for the use of life-sustaining medical treatments in the event of terminal illness. If one day the individual becomes terminally ill, his or her preferences will have been documented and physicians will have direction as to what treatments, if any, are preferred.

Other Estate Planning Services

Our firm assists clients with a full range of estate planning matters. Follow the links below for more information about these specific topics:

Contact Us

For more information about establishing durable or statutory powers of attorney or living wills, contact our law office by calling 618-208-0263. Centrally located in the St. Louis Metro East area, we offer convenient appointment times.