Wendy L. Prater
Attorney At Law

Powers of Attorney

What is a Medical Power of Attorney?

A Medical Power of Attorney allows you the opportunity to chose an agent to make medical decisions for you should you not be able to make medical decisions for yourself.

What is a Directive to Physician?

A Directive to Physician or Family and Surrogates allows you the opportunity to make a treatment decision now should you sometime in the future meet certain medical criteria. Specifically, this occurs in two situations. If in the judgment of your physician you are suffering with a terminal condition from which you are expected to die within six months, even with available life-sustaining treatment provided in accordance with prevailing standards of medical care, you may request that all treatments other than those needed to keep you comfortable be discontinued or withheld and your physician allow you to die as gently as possible; or you may request that you be kept alive in the terminal condition using available life-sustaining treatment. If in the judgment of your physician you are suffering with an irreversible condition so that you cannot care for yourself or make decisions for yourself and are expected to die without life-sustaining treatment provided in accordance with prevailing standards of care, you may request that all treatments other than those needed to keep you comfortable be discontinued or withheld and your physician allow you to die as gently as possible; or you may request that you be kept alive in this irreversible condition using available life-sustaining treatment.

What is a Statutory Durable Power of Attorney?

A Statutory Durable Power of Attorney allows you the opportunity to chose an agent to make financial and business-type decisions should not you be able to make these decisions for yourself, such as selling real property, dealing with Social Security, managing financial accounts, paying taxes, etc.

What is an Appointment for Disposition of Remains?

An Appointment for Disposition of Remains allows you the opportunity to choose an agent to make funeral decisions, or decisions about cremation and burial not already made during your lifetime.

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Wendy L. Prater
Attorney at Law

1919 North Loop West, Suite 490
Houston, Texas 77008
Phone: (713) 802-9171
Fax: (713) 802-9173
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