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WEST CHESTER, PA, July 17, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The estate law attorneys at Carosella & Associates create personalized, comprehensive estate plans that give clients peace of mind and safeguard their assets and interests. One crucial element of estate planning is drafting a medical power of attorney. This important document protects a person's rights and allows them to name an agent to make medical decisions for them should they become incapacitated or unable to do so. Typically, an advance directive or living will is also part of a medical power of attorney. This allows someone to outline exactly which kind of treatment they want or do not want to receive, including life-sustaining measures such as a feeding tube or ventilator.
"Unfortunately, many people don't have a medical power of attorney in place until it's too late," says Vince Carosella" founding Partner. "Our estate planning attorneys understand the specifics that should be included and the language to use to ensure an incapacitated person receives the type of care they want and that their medical decisions are made by someone they trust."
In cases where someone is ill or injured but still legally competent to make decisions, Carosella & Associates can send a wills and estate attorney along with a notary to their bedside, to create a medical power of attorney before they lose the capacity to make their own medical decisions.
Other important aspects of estate planning include drafting a will and financial power of attorney. Carosella & Associates' wills and trusts lawyers also help clients determine whether creating revocable or irrevocable trusts may help the loved ones they leave behind avoid the probate process. This can simplify the estate settlement process and help them save time and money.
Having a legally sound estate plan in place is the best defense against estate litigation, but sometimes a will or trust may be contested or disputed. The probate attorneys at Carosella & Associates not only assist families with the probate process, but they are also experienced in estate litigation should any issues arise.
About Carosella & Associates
For more than 25 years, the skilled team of attorneys, paralegals, firm administrators, administrative assistants, and legal secretaries at Carosella & Associates has provided top-quality legal representation for matters in myriad aspects of the law. The full-service law firm has decades of experience in many different areas, including estate planning, business succession planning, commercial and residential real estate, zoning, contracts, bankruptcy, immigration, divorce, and criminal law. Several of the attorneys at Carosella & Associates are licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information visit carosella.com.
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