Power of Attorney
Granting another person power of attorney gives that person the right to act on your behalf in your private legal affairs, such as signing contracts, operating a business, paying bills and other expenses, and so on. You might seek this measure if you think you will be unable to perform these tasks on your own in the near future. It is a big step to take, and one that can be a little frightening; nobody likes to cede control over their lives to someone else, even to a trusted family member.
At the full-service Delaware County law firm of Raffaele Puppio, we understand the ramifications of granting someone power of attorney and will work to ease your concerns and find you the best arrangement possible. We will work with you and your designated agent to expressly detail the powers you are granting and make sure they fit your precise needs.
Your agent also needs to know several important things about his or her responsibility in the arrangement. We will make certain he or she understands this significant role and executes the agreement in the best way possible – especially if you seek a durable power of attorney agreement, designating your agent to act on your behalf in the event of your mental incapacitation.
Such power can be abused. Put your trust in our proficient team of estate planning lawyers to draft your power of attorney agreement in Delaware County. Your peace of mind is our highest priority, and we will do everything in our power to minimize the chances of this happening to you. Our skilled elder law attorneys have experience that we can put to work for you to ensure that you receive the best, most compassionate, care possible in your later years.
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