Drafting your Power of Attorney
Kingfisher & Stillwater Estate Planning Lawyer
At the Kingfisher law firm of
Harrison & Mecklenburg, Inc., we have over 90 years of collective experience managing the affairs
of others in estate and probate law. As such, one of the most common documents
we are asked to prepare for our clients are those called a power of attorney.
The power of attorney is a way for you to name someone who has the legal
authority to act on your behalf when you are unable due to incapacity
or absence. You can grant certain powers to the person you are authorizing
to have your power of attorney to act, and you can limit what they can
and cannot do for you. An expiration date can be stated or it can be valid
until you cancel it at some later date or until you pass away.
There is a great deal of flexibility allowable when drafting or creating
your power of attorney. We have prepared simple POA's durable POA's,
health care or business affairs POA's and what are known as springing
POA's for our clients. A POA is important to have when you are faced
with a serious illness and you may be unable to conduct business for a
period of time or you want someone to have the power to make medical decisions
for you based on your instructions. Spouses often give each other a POA
to conduct business on their behalf if they are away for a long period of time.
Power of Attorney: A Critical Document in an Estate Plan
Whatever reason you may have for needing a power of attorney, our lawyers
will be glad to sit with you and discuss your needs. We offer a free evaluation
and can determine what is best for your situation when it comes to granting
another the legal authority to act on your behalf. For more information please
contact us for a consultation today.