Mental Health Care Power of Attorney Serving Chandler & Phoenix
A mental health care power of attorney is a legal document that designates an agent that you choose to make decisions on your behalf. This form of power of attorney protects you and your loved ones if you become incapacitated or are unable to make your own mental health care decisions. This can become increasingly important as you age and illness such as dementia and Alzheimers become a possibility.
If you need help with establishing your mental health care power of attorney, then our legal team is ready to help. When working with our law firm, you will have an experienced legal team who have over 80+ years of combined probate and estate planning experience. Our team takes pride in taking the stress off of your shoulders and putting it on ours. We offer free consultations to help you determine what your next steps need to be.
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Why You Need A Mental Health Care Power Of Attorney
In the state of Arizona, an individual cannot rely on a health care power of attorney to cover their mental health decisions. In a complete estate plan, it is important to have both a health care power of attorney and a mental health care power of attorney.
If you do not have a mental health care power of attorney, your family will need to go through the process of emergency guardianship in the court system. This process can be stressful and if there are any hiccups, the process can be lengthy. This becomes critical if you need care immediately due to your mental health. If you or a family member has a history of mental illness, then it is worth having a discussion with an experienced estate planning attorney to see what it would take to have your healthcare power of attorney and mental health care power of attorney established.
Requirements Necessary For Establishing A Mental Health Power Of Attorney
There are many legal requirements to establish your mental health care power of attorney. One of the major requirements is that it must be signed by you when you are of sound mind and can legally consent. Your mental health care power of attorney must also be signed by one witness. The witness that is signing your power of attorney needs to be:
- Over the age of 18
- Cannot be related to you by blood, adoption or marriage
- Cannot be entitled to any part of your estate
- Cannot be your representative
- Cannot be involved with your health care currently
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At the Golden Rule Law Group®, our team is dedicated to helping and representing you. You will have an experienced legal team who have over 80+ years of combined probate and estate planning experience. Our team takes pride in taking the stress off of your shoulders and putting it on ours.
Our firm primarily serves the areas of Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix and other areas around Maricopa County. If you are in need of an experienced probate attorney in Arizona, please contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
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