Give someone the legal authority to act on your behalf.
There may, unfortunately, come a day when you can no longer make sound legal, medical, or financial decisions for yourself. If this day comes, you do not want just anyone taking control of your finances and medical care – you want someone who has your best interests in mind and whom you trust to act on your behalf.
A general power of attorney gives someone the authority to make choices and complete critical actions for you. When you create this legal document, that person can take care of a number of tasks for you in the event that you become incapacitated, including:
- Handling financial and business transactions
- Settling claims
- Operating business interests
- Buying life insurance
- Making gifts
- Securing professional help
Many automatically assume that their spouse would make the best agent for their power of attorney. Although this may be a good option for your situation, you may also want to consider close friends and family members who could effectively handle this role.
Since a general power of attorney is a legally binding document, you need an attorney to help you draft and finalize this essential part of your estate plan. At Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC, we are a law firm that serves clients in Conover, North Carolina, helping them meet their estate planning needs.
Choose us to guide you as you put together a general power of attorney, in addition to other key estate planning documents, like a will and trust. Schedule a consultation with our firm today to find out more about how to create a power of attorney by contacting us today.
At Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC, we can create general 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.