In our fast-past world, professional careers are becoming increasingly specialized. The legal field is no exception.
Dementia can attack anyone, so all Maryland residents should plan for a future that could require help from a loved one. Putting a power of attorney in place before this happens is essential. The papers that need to be addressed can be done so with an attorney, but many different types of papers have to be considered.
Estate planning is not only about preparing for one's death. It is also about preparing for when a person becomes seriously ill or injured but is still alive in Maryland or in any other state. In this condition, a person may be incapacitated, which means he or she is not able to make decisions for himself or herself. This is where a power of attorney document comes in handy. There are two types of power of attorney documents -- a durable power of attorney and a health care power of attorney.