Why Not Just Use an Off-the-Shelf Power of Attorney Form

A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It allows you to appoint someone to act for you (your “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) if you become incapacitated. Without a power of attorney, your loved ones would be unable to make decisions for you or manage your finances […]

Avoid Disagreements Between Your Power of Attorney Holder and Health Care Proxy

A durable power of attorney and a health care proxy are two very important estate planning documents. Both allow other people to make decisions for you if you are incapacitated. Because the individuals chosen will have to coordinate your care, it is important to pick two people who will get along. A power of attorney […]