How Does Power of Attorney Work in Louisiana?


One key component of estate planning is determining who will be given power of attorney rights. In our state, there are two main types of power of attorney: medical power of attorney and financial power of attorney. When an individual is given rights under a medical power of attorney, he or she is responsible for making medical and healthcare decisions based upon your wishes when you are unable to speak or act on your own behalf. Choosing the right person to fill this role is important, particularly if you do not want your family or loved ones to be forced into making these difficult decisions.

Having a living will declaration, also known as an advance health care directive, is also extremely beneficial as it will give you the opportunity to give specific instructions and directions as to what type of end of life care you want. Individuals who are granted rights under a financial power of attorney will be responsible for making decisions regarding your estate and the distribution of your assets. Immediate family members and loved ones are not necessarily the right people to take on power of attorney responsibilities.

You need an individual who you can trust to execute your wishes, as well as one who has a comprehensive understanding of what you are asking them to do. I understand the importance of giving the right person power of attorney rights and am more than qualified to assist you with all of your power of attorney needs. At the Law Office of Wendra J. Moran, my clients take comfort in knowing they are availing themselves of the services of an experienced Baton Rouge estate planning attorney.

I take pride in doing everything I can to provide clients with the legal representation and comprehensive estate plan necessary to address their concerns, allow them to plan for the future, and give them the peace of mind in knowing that their estate and end of life affairs will be handled according to their wishes. If you wondering who to assign as your powers of attorney, call my law office now. Believe me when I say that when it comes to estate planning and powers of attorney, there is no time like the present.