What is a power of attorney?

Though planning for your future years in advance may be stressful to some, it is one of the best things a person can do for both themselves and their loved ones. Some people may not like the idea of coming up with a plan for after they are incapacitated or pass away, but it really is important. If you ever become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself or handle your own finances, it is a good idea to appoint someone as your power of attorney.

A power of attorney is the person who will carry out all of your wishes in the event that you can no longer do so for yourself. The power of attorney can handle all of your financial matters and medical matters. They can make sure all of your bills are paid and that all of your taxes are filed, as well as anything else that may need to be handled for you. A power of attorney can make decisions for you but it is important to make sure that you trust this person to do things that are in your best interest.

There may also be situations where a person has not become physically incapacitated but has a mental disability and it may be best for a power of attorney to be appointed to make sure they have everything they need. A power of attorney can discuss with doctors to adjust this person’s medication, or any other needs they may have.

If you have questions about a power of attorney, contact our firm today.

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