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Powers of Attorney

Service Summary:


  • Power of Attorney for Property
  • Power of Attorney for Personal Care (including special instructions if desired)
  • Advising attorneys for property or care with respect to their duties
  • Preparing attorney for property financial records in legal format (called "court passing" format
  • Preparing revocations of existing powers of attorney


No one likes to think about getting sick or suffering a disability but it can happen. Therefore, the motto of "hope for the best but prepare for the worst" are words for the wise. By putting in place carefully drafted powers of attorney for property and personal care tailored to suit your needs, you can have the peace of mind knowing there will be decision makers who can follow your wishes to make necessary financial and health care decisions when you are unable to do so.

 

Powers of attorney for property address financial decision making. Beyond the normal authorization to make financial decisions on your behalf, where appropriate, advanced directions can also be included such as the ability to do estate planning when you cannot (except no one can make a Will for you).

 

Powers of attorney for personal care deal with a variety of health care decisions ranging from basic hygiene and nutrition to complex treatments. These documents can also include special instructions about end of life decision making and organ donation.

 

Having carefully drafted powers of attorney in place can help minimize the stress of a sudden illness or disability. However, they can only be made while a person meets the legal test for capacity. Don't wait for an emergency to address this important part of the estate planning process.