A durable power of attorney is one of the most important planning documents an individual has in place in the event they are unable to care for themselves.
A power of attorney serves the purpose of allowing someone else to act on your behalf when you cannot do it for yourself. A durable power of attorney could prevent you from having to be declared incompetent in court if something happens where you can’t act for yourself.
It is a simple document that can save you time, money, and embarrassment, and accomplish everything that you need to continue to function as a private citizen.
There are several different types of powers of attorney all of which work differently and serve different needs. If you have questions about what type of powers of attorney you may need, contact us. Estate planning can be complicated and change in ways that affect how your documents work. It is important to speak with a lawyer, experienced in estate planning, who can explain the options and help you create a plan that best suits your needs.