Incapacity is not something anyone likes to think about, but as Long Island elder law attorney Mark Eghrari explained in Forbes, making a plan for incapacity is important because someone must act for you if you become incapacitated and cannot act on your own.
If you don’t make a plan and you instead allow the court to appoint a guardian for you, you could lose the chance to have a say over who makes vital decisions about your health and property. You don’t want this to happen, and, as explained in Forbes, it doesn’t have to. Mr. Eghrari Wealth Training Law Firm explains three key things to know about guardianship including:
- Guardianship is established through a court process.
- Guardianship can be avoided with a power of attorney and healthcare directives.
- The court order limits the scope of decisions of any person who has a guardian appointed to act on his or her behalf.
You can learn more about all of these key facts about guardianship, and can learn about the process of avoiding guardianship, by reading Mr. Eghrari’s explanation of guardianship at Forbes. You can also give us a call at (631) 265-0599 or contact us online to talk with Mark S. Eghrari or other members of our legal team about the incapacity planning process.