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Incapacity Planning for Florida Residents

Why You Need a St. Petersburg Lawyer & a Plan for the Future

What would happen to your affairs in the event that you were no longer able to attend to them? At Edwards Elder Law, P.A., we understand that this is a pressing concern for a lot of people. Planning for the future can be the best way to ensure that your needs are met and your medical preferences are honored.

We can help you understand the various legal options that may be available to you, and we can assist you with drafting an effective incapacity plan. Working with us can provide you with the peace of mind that you deserve. Incapacity planning is the chance for you to stay in control of your medical care and finances even if you are incapacitated.

If you have chosen who will speak for you in medical situations by naming a health care surrogate and who will speak for you in financial situations by naming an agent under a durable power of attorney, then you won't have to settle for the default options put in place for you by the state of Florida. If you don't have a durable power of attorney, for example, the default option is going to guardianship court and having a guardian appointed for you.

Elements of Incapacity Planning

Incapacity planning can involve several elements and tools. Depending on your circumstances, the specific legal route you take may vary. We can help you determine whether any of the following may be right for you:

  • Advanced health care directives: An advanced health care directive allows you to designate a specific individual, known in Florida as a health care surrogate, to act on your behalf in the event you are injured or ill and cannot make health care decisions for yourself.
  • Durable power of attorney: A durable power of attorney allows you to delegate responsibilities such as handling finances and overseeing your assets, to a specific individual, known in Florida as your agent.
  • Living will: A will provides instructions for after you have passed, whereas a living will provides instructions for while you are alive. A living will allows you to state your wishes regarding your medical care preferences, including whether you want to be kept alive by artificial means.

Working with Edwards Elder Law, P.A.

When you choose to work with us, we will thoroughly review your concerns and develop a personalized plan that best suits your specific needs. We take on a limited number of clients to help ensure that each individual receives the best possible resolution to his or her unique situation. Our counsel can be your source of support as you and your family create the tools you need to navigate highly emotional situations.

For more information about how Edwards Elder Law, P.A. can help, contact our St. Petersburg elder law office today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

  • Why Choose
    Our Firm?

    We limit the number of clients that we have at one time, allowing us to focus on your case.

    Personalized Representation
  • Know the
    Benefits

    Find out if you and your family can benefit from our elder law planning services!

    More Information
  • Dedicated & Experienced

    Our firm exclusively handles elder law concerns so your family can obtain peace of mind.

    Meet Your Attorney
  • Complimentary Consultation

    Let us help. Request your consultation today and we will be in touch.

    Contact Us Now

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Edwards Elder Law, P.A.
St. Petersburg Elder Law Attorney
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St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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