What is a Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is a legal document that many people have heard about, but may not fully understand. A power of attorney is a legal document that is used to give someone else authority to take actions on your behalf, such as signing your checks to pay your bills, or selling a particular piece of real estate, or even making healthcare decisions. Powers of attorney are a great way to make sure that your affairs will be properly taken care of even if you are incapacitated and cannot handle matters yourself.
Financial Power of Attorney
A financial power of attorney is a legal document which grants a person you designate the authority to act on your behalf if you are unable to manage your financial affairs. An agent that you designate in a power of attorney document will have the ability to manage your checking account, pay your bills, manage your investment account, transact financially for you, and make your financial decisions.
Health Care Power of Attorney
A healthcare power of attorney, sometimes referred to as an Advance Healthcare Directive in California, allows you to appoint someone you trust to act as your health care agent to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to do so for yourself. Your agent is authorized to communicate with your doctors and make medical decisions on your behalf.
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