Power of Attorney

You’re never too young to consider the benefits of creating power of attorney documents as a safety net. Should you ever become incapacitated, these legal forms will grant another person or organization the power to manage your affairs and make important decisions in your stead.

Without the proper legal guidance, choosing the right power of attorney for your circumstances can feel overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to begin with a basic understanding of your options and to seek an experienced attorney when you have further questions.

To begin your legal education, here is a simplified breakdown of your power of attorney options:

  • General power of attorney: If you’re out of the country or incapacitated, a general power of attorney will allow another individual or organization to make choices regarding your health care, finances and more.
  • Special power of attorney: This document allows another party to make decisions about certain affairs of your choosing.
  • Health care power of attorney: When you’re unconscious or unable to make sound decisions regarding your own health care, the health care power of attorney will allow a party you trust to make those decisions on your behalf.
  • Financial power of attorney: This document grants power to an individual or organization of your choosing to manage your finances in the event that you’re incapacitated.

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As you research the various types of power of attorney documents, you may come across a lot of unfamiliar terms, such as “durable power of attorney.” Not to worry; you don’t have to figure out everything on your own. That’s what I’m here for — to guide you to understand legal matters so that you can make an informed decision as you plan for the future.

On that note — in case you were wondering — “durable power of attorney” simply means that the legal document continues to be in effect (or, it “endures,” if you will) even after you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself.

Every day, clients bring these and similar questions to me, and every day, I gladly take the time to answer them fully for their benefit. Really, my philosophy is quite simple when it comes to advising clients — they should be completely aware of their options before I offer any advice that might sway them one way or the other. I truly believe in this philosophy, and I enforce it each day in my work.

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I take great pride in my work. I love helping clients understand the legal matters put in front of them, as well as walking them through the entire process of making a solid, secure plan for their future. If you have questions or need help choosing the right power of attorney documents for your own future, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.