Plan For The Future By Establishing A Power Of Attorney
A serious injury or health event can rob you of the ability to express your wishes with regard to medical intervention and care. By establishing a power of attorney, you authorize someone you trust to make these important decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so.
At Marrs & Terry, PLLC, we help ensure that your wishes are protected and fulfilled through comprehensive estate plans, including powers of attorney. Our experienced estate planning lawyers provide the information and guidance you need to meet your short- and long-term goals.
Why Having A Power Of Attorney Is Important
In the event of incapacity, a power of attorney gives someone, called the agent, the authority to make decisions regarding your medical care and your finances. Responsibilities typically carried out by an agent include:
- Authorizing health care needs, including surgery, medical treatments and enforcing a living will
- Managing your finances, including filing taxes and keeping your bank accounts in order
- Handling your property and assets in the event you are incapacitated
Having a power of attorney allows you to have control over important decisions that can affect your health, quality of life, financial stability and loved ones.
At all times, a designated agent has a fiduciary duty to act in your best interest and in accordance with your wishes. Through careful estate planning, you have the ability to tailor and limit the responsibilities and authority of a power of attorney. The attorneys at Marrs & Terry, PLLC, can help you craft a power of attorney and other related estate planning documents that meet your specific needs.
We strive to reduce your stress and worries about the future, so you can enjoy the present.