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How Power Of Attorney Agreements Work

Last updated on February 10, 2021

If you should become incapacitated, you want to make certain that your physical and financial health will be properly managed by someone you trust. One way to protect yourself is by creating documents called powers of attorney. These documents enable someone you choose to make decisions for you while you are unable to do so yourself.

The estate planning attorneys at Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, L.L.C., will help you draft the appropriate powers of attorney for you. Contact us today to make certain you have the legal protection you require.

Choosing The Appropriate Type Of Power Of Attorney

There are a number of types of powers of attorney and other documents that allow you to provide the ability for others to make decisions for you. The appropriate kind of document will depend on your circumstances and desires. When you come to our firm, we will explain the various options to you and help you make the best decisions for your future well-being.

The Value Of A Health Care Power Of Attorney

A health care power of attorney specifically allows another person to make medical decisions for you when you cannot make them for yourself. Having a health care power of attorney not only allows someone to make choices for you during medical emergencies but also helps to make clear your desires should you be seriously injured and left unable to communicate.

Another type of document you might consider is a living will. Living wills address what you do and do not want to be done to keep you alive if you are on your deathbed and cannot make decisions for yourself.

Financial Power Of Attorney And Economic Decisions

A financial power of attorney allows another person to make decisions about financial matters on your behalf. These documents are very important should you need someone to pay bills if you are in the hospital and unable to make decisions for yourself.

These documents are important for people who become temporarily incapacitated and need someone to keep their finances in order, as well as for people who might become permanently incapacitated. If someone is at risk of becoming incapacitated, he should create a financial power of attorney immediately.

Why You Need A Power Of Attorney

It is important to create powers of attorney while you are mentally able to do so. If you become incapacitated or are deemed mentally incompetent, it is too late to create a power of attorney at that point. Not only should you have powers of attorney for yourself, but you might want to consider recommending them to your parents as well.

Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, L.L.C., Can Help You Make A Power Of Attorney

Powers of attorney provide peace of mind because they let you know that someone will be available to handle your financial and medical needs if you are unable to do so. Contact our lawyers at Hoffmeyer & Semmelman so we can help you make certain you are protected.

Unable To Travel?

If you are unable to travel to sign your power of attorney, we might be able to come to you. Call us at 717-846-8846.