from IDR: February 4, 2019 By Melissa Keyes, Legal Director We all make decisions every day. And whether we realize it or not, every decision we make follows a similar process - we are presented with an issue, we think about the potential options and consequences, we plan a course of action, and we communicate or follow through with our choice. Sometimes this process might be quick and we don't even realize we are doing it - for example when we are deciding what to wear that day. Other times, especially with more complex choices like choosing a place to live, we take our time - we are more deliberate. We may ask for someone's advice, we may research our options, but regardless of what tools we use, we are generally empowered to make our own choices and have those choices respected. But what happens if you need help making decisions? Historically, you could appoint someone to help make decisions for you through a Power of Attorney or you might have someone appointed by
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