LegacyWriter provides Louisiana Power of Attorney Forms for creating your own Power of Attorney document. A form in LegacyWriter is a sophisticated online questionnaire allowing you to enter information in an orderly fashion. As you progress through the questionnaire, information specific to the state of Louisiana will be displayed. LegacyWriter provides questionnaires for Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney. After completing the form, you can view the summary and decide whether or not to purchase your custom legal document. With your purchase you receive the ability to update and download your document for one month free of additional charges.
The Louisiana Financial Power of Attorney form is used to create a Financial Power of Attorney where you assign a person (the "Agent") to act upon your behalf. When creating this Power of Attorney you can specify exactly which financial matters you want your Agent to be able to manage; for example, you may only want your agent to be able to make Real Estate transactions for you. A Louisiana Financial POA can go immediately into effect, or you can choose to have it go into effect when you become incapacitated and unable to communicate. For estate planning purposes a person often chooses to create a Financial POA that will go into effect upon incapacity (this is often called a "springing" Power of Attorney).
Health Care POA
The Louisiana Health Care Power of Attorney Form is used to create a Health Care POA (often referred to as a Medical POA). You have the right to create a Health Care POA under Section 40:1299.58.1, et seq., of the Louisiana Code also known as the Declarations Concerning Life-Sustaining Procedures Act. With a Health Care POA you are appointing an "Agent" to make health care decisions on your behalf. This Power of Attorney only goes into effect if you become incapacitated and are unable to communicate your own health care wishes. If you have a Living Will, your Agent will have the ability to interpret and enforce your wishes in the Living Will.
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