Appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf.
A power of attorney is a type of legal document that gives someone the authority to make decisions on your behalf if you become physically incapacitated or you are not physically present to represent yourself. A power of attorney document is an essential element of an estate plan, and it is a common starting point for those who are starting to think about planning their estate.
The decision-making power of your power of attorney document will go into effect at different times, depending on the type of power of attorney document you choose. Regardless of which type of power of attorney you go with, it will not be valid after your death. After you pass, the executor of your estate will become responsible for handling your affairs.
Unless you write and sign a power of attorney document in accordance with the laws in your state, it will not be legally binding. You must also sign this document when you are of sound mind. Otherwise, the document will not hold up in a court of law.
We can ensure your power of attorney document is legally binding when you work with us at Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC. We have helped many clients in the Lenoir, North Carolina area do the same, and we are here to help you protect your legal interests in any way we can. To schedule a consultation or learn more about creating a power of attorney document, contact us today.
At Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC, we can create power of attorney documents for those in Catawba, Claremont, Connelly Springs, Conover, Denver, Granite Falls, Hickory, Hiddenite, Hildebran, Hudson, Lenoir, Maiden, Morganton, Newton, Rhodhiss, Sherrills Ford, Taylorsville, Valdese, and Vale, North Carolina.