Planning Ahead With A Power Of Attorney

While many people do not like to think about it, you could become incapacitated to the point where you are not able to make decisions for yourself. It is important to be prepared and legally take the right steps for this. A power of attorney allows you to give another party the legal ability to act on your behalf. As to how that person acts on your behalf is also specifically laid out in a power of attorney.

If you are interested in getting a power of attorney and learning more about the different types, talk to our experienced attorney at Baker Law Firm today. Christina E. Baker is a skilled lawyer who can help your loved ones avoid conflicts should the unexpected happen.

Do you need a power of attorney? Contact us online or call 910-705-4937 to schedule a consultation.

Why Do I Need A Power Of Attorney?

A power of attorney allows you to determine who will make decisions for you if you are no longer able to. Rather than leaving your loved ones guessing as to how you want important decisions to be made, take legal steps to ensure that they do not have to be burdened with this.

Not all powers of attorney are all-encompassing. Some are more limited than others. Here are some of the different types our firm can assist you with:

  • General powers of attorney: This is more encompassing and gives the designated agent a wide range of authority. Basically, the authorized agent is given almost all the decision-making power that you have.
  • Limited powers of attorney: A limited power of attorney only provides authorization for certain matters, such as the ability to buy a house, sell your property or sign checks on your behalf.
  • Medical powers of attorney: This gives someone power to make medical decisions on your behalf. For example, if you are unconscious, this gives the individual the power to make decisions about life support, surgery and treatment.

Every client's needs are different and we advise you to discuss your particular wishes with our experienced attorney.

Contact A North Carolina Attorney

To discuss your legal needs with us in a consultation, contact a family law attorney in Southern Pines today.