Power of Attorney can help when accidents and illness strike down both the young and old, often without warning. Even if your friends and family members know your wishes regarding your personal and financial affairs, they are powerless to assist if you have not properly delegated that authority to them. Furthermore, it is impossible to do this if you are unconscious or incapacitated. By providing a means of legally managing your affairs to your designated agent of choice you’ll have peace of mind knowing that it’s drafted properly from a team of experienced attorney’s.
Power of Attorney is a legal document that designates a person who will act on your behalf when you are no longer able to do so. You get to determine how much authority is delegated in a Power of Attorney. It can be limited to a particular issue, or you may authorize your agent to handle all of your personal and financial matters. Regardless of the authority granted, Power of Attorney documents are complex, and if not properly drafted, may be misinterpreted or disregarded by those wary of liability.
Without a Power of Attorney, family members are left pursuing lengthy and costly incompetency proceedings to appoint a legal guardian and conservator when they should be maintaining and taking care of personal family affairs. That’s why it is important to plan ahead and prepare your Power of Attorney document so that your chosen agent to act on your behalf can work freely to take care of your assets and manage your estate during your unconscious or incapacitated state. In order to learn more or to get started with the Power of Attorney feel confident that your estate will be properly taken care of with a properly written Power of Attorney document Contact the experienced attorneys of Pruitt, Tudisco, & Richardson, P.C., to assist you in preparing for the unexpected today.