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Elder Law | Medicaid | Probate and Estate Administration | Powers of Attorney
Special Needs Trusts | Estate Planning


Many Texans are aware of the need for a “power of attorney” as part of a complete estate planning package including wills and trusts. However, the differences between varieties of powers of attorney are sometimes confusing. It is advisable to  contact an experienced elder law and estate planning attorney to discuss your entire estate planning picture.

Abilene, Texas attorney Mike Young offers initial consultations to discuss the various types of powers of attorney that will allow others to handle your financial and medical decisions should you become incapacitated.

Powers of attorney that may apply most appropriately to your overall situation include:

Durable powers of attorney

This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for designating an agent empowered to take certain actions regarding your property and finances if you are not abile to handle those matters yourself because of physical or mental disability.

Medical powers of attorney (including those known as “living wills” and “advance directives”)

• Medical Power of Attorney: This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for designating an agent to make medical decisions for you.

• Directive to Physicians: This is the form promulgated by the Texas Legislature for indicating your wishes in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition.

• HIPAA Authorization and Release: allows designations for agents to access your medical records.
For an informative discussion with a lawyer regarding the most advantageous powers of attorney and other smart estate planning components, contact the Law Offices of Mike Young.

To arrange for an initial consultation with Mike Young or his staff, call the firm at 325-672-5100.