Establishing Powers Of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal instrument that gives one person decision-making authority over the affairs of another. The principal is the person who signs the power of attorney, giving another person that authority; the agent is the person who obtains the power of attorney.
Powers of attorney fall into two broad categories:
- Financial powers of attorney: The agent makes decisions on behalf of the principal regarding bank accounts, investments, rent, and other financial and asset-related matters.
- Medical powers of attorney: The agent makes decisions over the medical treatment of the principal, including medication, surgeries, and life-sustaining care.
If you would like to create powers of attorney, the Law Office of Lisabeth Mims can guide you through the process. Powers of attorney can be as broad or narrow in scope as you want it to be. We will help you craft documents that place your wishes in trusted hands in the event you become incapacitated and cannot make sound decisions for yourself.
We can also help you if you are seeking power of attorney over a loved one or have already been granted power of attorney and have legal concerns over your duties. With years of estate planning experience, attorney Lisabeth Mims can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need.
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To speak with an experienced lawyer about powers of attorney and other estate planning matters, please call our law offices at 214-855-5160 or contact us online.