Living Will Bethel Park PA Attorney
Estate Planning Attorneys Serving the Pittsburgh Area
Who will make important health care and financial decisions for you when you are no longer able to make those decisions for yourself? Establishing a power of attorney or living will can give you the power to answer this question, and not have someone else answer it for you.
At Michael D. Flynn & Associates, we help clients throughout Pittsburgh and the South Hills with a wide range of estate planning needs, including powers of attorney and living wills. We will work with you personally to make your most critical estate plans come to fruition.
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal document that can give one person decision-making authority over the affairs of another. In establishing a power of attorney, you can give a trusted friend or family member the authority to write checks, manage bank accounts, pay bills and handle other important matters on your behalf.
If a power of attorney is not established, the court may establish a guardianship, appointing someone to make decisions about your affairs that you would not have chosen yourself. Our attorneys are here to help you keep the decisions in your hands, not the state’s.
A living will gives a trusted loved one the ability to make decisions regarding your health care should you become incapacitated and unable make those decisions yourself. It can give you the ability to decide if you want to be placed on life support if necessary and other important end-of-life decisions.
You have to look no further than the well-publicized case of Terry Schiavo to see the risks of not having a living will. Such a costly, drawn-out legal battle can be avoided with careful estate planning.
If you need help establishing a living will or power of attorney, we are here to stand up for your rights. Contact us today online or by telephone at 888.344.9640 to speak with a knowledgeable estate planning lawyer serving the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area.