Power of Attorney in South Florida
Estate Planning Lawyers Helping to Protect Your Future
When you are creating an estate plan, consider including a power of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to designate a person to perform duties or make decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to do so yourself. As we age, it is important that we are prepared for circumstances that can happen in the future, such as incapacity, illness, and other uncertainties. Powers of attorney are effective tools that offer a variety of protections for you and your loved ones.
Pazos Law Group can assist clients many different types of powers of attorney, including:
- Durable power of attorney – You can appoint someone to govern your affairs, and will remain in effect even after you are incapacitated.
- General power of attorney – This can give someone comprehensive powers and rights over your financial matters, and ends upon a person’s death or until it is revoked.
- Limited power of attorney – You can give an agent the power to handle a specific task on your behalf. An example would be a limited power of attorney to sell your vehicle or sign a deed while you were on vacation. You can specify when the powers end and any other terms.
- Medical power of attorney – You can designate someone the power to make health care decisions for you in the event you are incapacitated
If you are interested in learning more about powers of attorney and the type that would be appropriate for your specific situation, feel free to contact Pazos Law Group. Our South Florida estate planning attorneys are dedicated to helping you find the right solution to protect your future and your estate.
What Can a Power of Attorney Do?
A power of attorney can be limited in scope or provide a person with full authority to make decisions ranging from health care needs, financial transaction, and more.
Examples of things a person can do with a power of attorney:
- Handle business affairs
- Make end-of-life decisions
- Buy/sell property
- Sign financial documents for you
- Pay for basic necessities, including food and housing
- Pay the bills
- Manage your estate
Start Securing Your Future Today
It is never too late to start thinking about what might happen in the future. Be prepared for uncertainty and minimize risks for your family by finding out how to maximize the estate planning tools available to you. Our South Florida estate planning lawyers can walk you through all the details and help you create a comprehensive plan unique to your needs.
Book a personalized consultation today. Contact us at (954) 719-5557 or email us.