Too Bad Liliane Bettencourt didn’t have one of these!
You may have read that Mrs. Bettencourt’s lawyer plans to appeal the decision, but for now her wealth and property is being controlled by her daughter Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers.
Mrs. Bettencourt and her daughter have been involved in a very public feud over the fate of the L’Oreal fortune, France’s third-largest estate, for many years with her daughter arguing that her mother is mentally unfit to manage her wealth.
This is the very type of case that can be prevented if you have signed a Durable Power for Healthcare. Under the terms of this document you can define how you will be determined incompetent and who will take over managing your estate. You do not need to have someone who you hate take over your affairs.
The important thing is to make certain that you sign this document before you get in trouble.