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Why You Need a Power of Attorney in Your 20’s

Being a young adult is full of amazing opportunities, but it is also full of major responsibilities. The number of milestones that happen to every young adult from graduating, starting your first job, and getting married make us all forget about the important details. One of those details is a Healthcare Power of Attorney. It might seem like a daunting legal document, but with help from the attorneys at Johnson, Murrell & Associates, it can be as easy as a phone call and a signature.

What are the advantages of having a Healthcare Power of Attorney?

Our team of attorneys makes this process simple, but it should be noted that this is not a document to be taken lightly. A Healthcare Power of Attorney gives you a voice when you otherwise may not have one. This document gives the person you designate as your agent (the attorney-in-fact) the power to communicate with doctors and other medical professionals and to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions for yourself.

When would a Healthcare Power of Attorney be useful?

Think about it. A person in their mid-twenties can become incapacitated from a bad car accident, a sports injury, or through any series of unfortunate events. When you cannot make a medical decision for yourself concerning what type of care you prefer, you can designate a person that has your best interest at heart to make those decisions.

How do I get a Healthcare Power of Attorney?

Sorting out the important details in life can be intimidating, but we can help. Call us at (865)453-1091 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys or send us a quick email to schedule an appointment: [email protected].

Written and created by Skye McCarter, Legal Intern and 2L student at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.

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