Power of Attorney
A general “power of attorney (POA)” is a legal document designed to give another individual the authority to act on your behalf. A POA can be general or specific and can serve many purposes including, but not limited to, business, financial, and medical decisions. The authority of a POA will end if you become incapacitated.
However, a “durable power of attorney” is a legal document that will remain in effect throughout incapacitation. This will provide you the security and comfort knowing that your affairs will be handled accordingly by a person you trust should you become incapacitated.
A “springing power of attorney” allows you to create a legal document that only becomes effective at a specified future date or upon the occurrence of a specified event.
It is imperative that you understand your personal objectives and choose an individual you feel is trustworthy and capable of carrying out those objectives.
Our offices can help you better understand the importance of designating an individual to handle your personal matters and guide you through the process. For a free consultation, call our offices today.