San Antonio Powers Of Attorney

Few things are more difficult than watching a loved one's health decline. What may be even more challenging though, is knowing that your loved one's preferences for medical care may not be followed, or seeing unpaid bills piling up. If you are concerned that an elderly family member may become incapable of making sound decisions, establishing a power of attorney can help ensure you are able to enforce your loved one's wishes.

For many families, these conversations are emotional and difficult. But they are necessary. When you contact me, attorney Matthew Obermeier, I can provide the counsel you need throughout these difficult conversations. Then, when the time comes, I can explain the different types of powers of attorney and help determine what is right for your family.

I help families throughout San Antonio use estate planning tools — such as powers of attorney — to protect their loved ones. Options for powers of attorney include:

  • Durable powers of attorney: When durable powers of attorney are created, it allows another person to make medical decisions on your behalf. A power of attorney can help ensure your preferences for medical treatment or end-of-life care are followed.
  • Medical directives: Also called a living will, medical directives explain what type of life-sustaining care you would like used to keep you alive. Treatment options that should be discussed with family members and care providers can include resuscitation, mechanical ventilation, tube feeding, dialysis, and organ and tissue donations.

Working with an experienced lawyer can help ensure you consider all the relevant points when making decisions about who to grant powers of attorney or what should be included in your medical directive. Learn more about the thoughtful, empathetic counsel I provide by scheduling a free initial consultation. I can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 210-296-5828.