What is incapacity planning?
Incapacity planning provides you with the tools and legal standing to plan for yourself and dictate how you want to be cared for if you are no longer competent, capable of comprehension, or in a physically awake state. This planning covers many different things, from the financial aspects to the healthcare side and beyond.
There are three important legal documents to have if you become incapacitated:
- Advanced Healthcare Directives
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Living Will
There are many questions that people have regarding incapacity planning. Consulting an experienced elder law attorney for assistance in developing your plan and for completing the advanced healthcare directive, durable power of attorney, and a living will is helpful because it will answer all of your questions. It also ensures that the incapacitation plan you developed complies with Florida law. If any of these documents do not comply, they are useless.