Health Care Power Of Attorney vs. Durable Power Of Attorney
As you age the importance of an estate plan can seem more urgent. When it comes to the estate planning process, there are a few things you should know. One confusing aspect is the difference between a health care power of attorney and a durable power of attorney. That’s why our team here at Grand Strand Law Group in Myrtle Beach is here to explain the difference to you as simply as possible!
Durable Power Of Attorney
When you grant someone as the durable power of attorney, they are in charge of making important financial decisions on your behalf if you were to ever become incapacitated. This includes financial, legal, and business interests. What many people do not realize is that, in South Carolina, a durable power of attorney should be filed with the county clerk’s office to be valid and enforceable to help avoid fraud. Click here to learn more about the durable power of attorney.
Health Care Power Of Attorney
When it comes to granting someone as the health care power of attorney, that person is responsible for making important medical decisions on your behalf if you were to ever become incapacitated. From blood transfusions to medications, and what life-saving measures you would like taken on your behalf, your health care power of attorney is responsible for communicating your wishes with the medical professionals. Click here to learn more about the health care power of attorney.
Assigning a power of attorney can help ease your mind as well as your family’s mind during what can already be an unpredictable and stressful time. Whether you’ve started the estate planning process or have questions about where to begin, our legal team here at Grand Strand Law Group is always happy to help.