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Our End of Life Lawyers Are Prepared to Help

There may come a time in your life when you or a loved one are no longer able to make decisions regarding finances or healthcare. In situations like these, you can assign power of attorney to someone you trust who will then let others know what you wish to do in those situations. These choices are crucial, so it is important that you obtain the help of attorneys with the experience to give you the information you need to make the right decision. Since 1951, the Northwest Louisiana estate planners at Richie, Richie & Oberle, L.L.P. have helped families secure their future through informed planning.

Call (318) 995-3339 or contact us online to receive your consultation with our dependable Shreveport power of attorney lawyers today!

How to Get Power of Attorney in Louisiana

While it can be stressful to consider decisions that must be made toward the end of your life, getting a head start on those preparations can give you peace of mind that your family will be cared for. Assigning power of attorney ensures that your wishes are carried out in accordance with your wishes.

Power of attorney can be assigned to makes choices about:

  • Healthcare: A medical power of attorney is given the permission to make decisions about end-of-life care. For example, a person with a terminal illness who has fallen into a coma may not wish to continue life support indefinitely. A person given power of attorney can refuse life support or resuscitation for the patient
  • Finances: If a person has reached a point mentally where they can no longer make decisions about how their money will be spent or distributed, another person with financial power of attorney can do it for them

What are the Requirements for Power of Attorney in Louisiana?

Louisiana requires steps to be taken when preparing or implementing a power of attorney, they include:

  • Mandates must be in writing.

  • All of the documents must be notarized and the notary must be qualified to notarize documents in Louisiana.

  • You must sign in front of witnesses and they must be competent (over the age of eighteen and not be interdicted).

  • It is very important that a mandate be executed in proper form to ensure that is legal and valid.

Why Help from Attorneys is Important

Before granting power of attorney, it is always a good idea to consult with an attorney about exactly what will be decided by the person to whom the power is granted. You should also understand what kinds of characteristics to look for in a person before assigning them decision-making rights. Richie, Richie & Oberle, L.L.P. has over half a century of experience helping clients to fully understand the legal options they have available.

Call (318) 995-3339 today or contact us online to get started on planning out your family’s future.

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