Providing Help When You Need It The Most

Every adult should have a power of attorney and advance health care directive. A power of attorney allows another individual to be responsible for your finances in the event you are unable to manage them yourself. Advance health care directives, also known as living wills, appoint another person to make medical decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated.

We are extremely active in this area of law and stay up-to-date on the ever-changing rules for these documents in Delaware and Pennsylvania. We know from experience what courts, financial institutions and health care providers will or will not accept.

Creating A Durable Power Of Attorney

If you own property or substantial assets, you should create a power of attorney. Without appointing someone to take care of your finances, your assets may be lost if you become unable to manage them. Our powers of attorney specify the person or persons you wish to give authority to take care of your affairs. They also clearly state the amount of authority given. This helps you and your agent understand the rights and responsibilities under your power of attorney.

Why Can't I Just Download A Living Will?

The form you download may not be usable. Living wills need to comply with Delaware law and this may not be the case for forms found on the Internet. Also, information in living wills must be accurate. Mistakes may remain undiscovered until incapacity actually occurs and it's too late to take action. The only option at that point is for a court to step in and appoint a guardian — a process that can prove extremely expensive.

We will prepare your living will correctly, precisely, and in accordance with Delaware law to make sure you, your agent, and your health care provider all understand your wishes regarding your medical care.

Have Your Legal Questions Answered

Contact us to set up an initial appointment regarding your power of attorney or advance health care directive by calling 302-655-4500. We return all telephone calls within one business day.