Ensuring That The Right People Make Your Critical Decisions

Imagine that you are involved in a serious accident and suddenly become incapacitated. You can no longer make important medical and financial decisions for yourself. Unfortunately, you never took the time to appoint someone you trust to handle your affairs just in case. Suddenly, it is up to a court to decide who gets to make the most important decisions for you.

This is a frightening situation for many people — but it can be easily avoided. At The Johnson Firm, P.C. in Richardson, we can help you establish powers of attorney to ensure that you are protected should you become incapacitated.

We take pride in building lasting relationships with our clients. We will be here for you if you ever need to make changes to your estate plan that we have helped you put in place.

Dedicated Team Focused On Family

Many attorneys in Texas handle powers of attorney. At our firm, however, you will work with a family team. Richard Johnson and his daughter Marcie understand the importance of taking the time to understand your goals and then working toward an effective and lasting solution.

Medical Vs. Durable Powers Of Attorney

There are two types of powers of attorney: medical and durable. Depending on your situation, you may need one or both.

A medical power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to make them yourself.

A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to make decisions for you. The power of attorney's duties can be limited to financial situations or extended much further.

Choosing The Right Person

Assigning power of attorney is a major decision. The person you appoint will be responsible for making critical decisions on your behalf. He or she must be trusted, organized and willing to fulfill this duty to you. We can help you determine who might be a strong candidate.

Additionally, your power of attorney instructions should accurately reflect what you wish to happen if you cannot express that yourself. We can help ensure that your instructions are clear and encompass everything you do or do not want done.

Start Planning In Your First Consultation

Call 972-587-7545 or fill out an online contact form to schedule your first consultation with our estate planning attorneys.