Give a trusted representative the authority to represent you.
A power of attorney is a helpful document that allows you to choose a trusted person to act on your behalf when you are unable to communicate your wishes. Without a power of attorney document, a family member or friend may have to go through the legal system to have a guardian appointed, which can be a lengthy, expensive process.
There are two primary types of powers of attorney you should consider:
- Financial power of attorney—If you become incapacitated or are unavailable, a financial power of attorney allows someone else to handle legal and financial matters on your behalf.
- Medical power of attorney—A medical power of attorney names someone who can communicate your instructions and preferences for end-of-life and healthcare treatment.
Think carefully about who you want to act as your representative when you create a financial or medical power of attorney. This person should be trusted, reliable, and knowledgeable about what you would prefer regarding your finances or healthcare treatment.
To create and finalize your power of attorney documents, we strongly recommend working with a lawyer from our team at Vanderbloemen, Fleischer & White, PLLC. Our law firm serves people in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, and we can help you create durable, effective power of attorney documents that reflect your wishes and support your plan for the future. Contact us today to set up a consultation and to find out more about how we can help with your custom plan.
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.