A power of attorney is a legal document that gives one person ("agent"
or "attorney-in-fact") the power to act on behalf of another
person (the "principal"). The power of attorney may give the
agent very general powers to deal with a variety of different matters
or be limited to a specific transaction or personal area of business such
as the execution of a contract, sale or purchase of property, investment
or business transaction. If something were to affect your capacity to
act on your own behalf, a durable power of attorney will survive your
Is a power of attorney necessary for my estate plan?
In addition to wills, trusts, and health care surrogates, power of attorneys
are integral components to any comprehensive estate plan. Whether your
planning on allowing a trusted individual to act on your behalf for all
your business and personal matters in case of an unexpected emergency
or just to act for a specific purpose during your lifetime, an experienced
attorney can provide you and your family added protection under all circumstances.
Consult with an attorney with advanced training and knowledge in this
specific area, not just an attorney with general estate knowledge.
Contact our office for additional information on how a durable power of
attorney can benefit you.