Power of Attorney
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At some point in your life, you might not be able to make important decisions due to an accident, illness or another medical condition. When these situations occur, it’s important to have a plan in place. That’s why it’s critical that your estate plan includes granting someone the power of attorney.
Designating a power of attorney is a very important decision. It’s critical that you consider all the legal implications associated with this essential tool in estate law. That’s why we want to meet with you.
Our experienced South Carolina estate planning lawyers at Benjamin R. Matthews and Associates, LLC know what’s at stake. We know that your power of attorney will have the authority to make critical decisions about your future. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider all your legal options now.
What is power of attorney?
Someone with the power of attorney can make some of the most important decisions in another person’s life. There are several different kinds of power of attorney. Some of the most common types include:
- Medical power of attorney – This gives someone the right to make important medical decisions for you if you can no longer do so yourself. Such powers are often clearly outlined in a living will.
- Durable power of attorney – Similar to a medical power of attorney, someone with this power can make decisions regarding medical or financial issues if you become incapacitated and can no longer make such decisions. Making it “durable” means the document extends a power of attorney’s powers until you regain your mental capacity.
- Financial power of attorney – As the name suggests, this type of power of attorney grants an individual control over important financial decisions if you can no longer do so yourself.
Whatever the situation, if you want to create a legal document designating someone as your power of attorney, we can help you achieve your goals.
We get the job done right
When done effectively, designating a power of attorney makes certain that your health and well-being are properly managed by someone you trust. That’s why it’s critical that every document associated with designating your power of attorney does not have any flaws. Otherwise, it could be legally challenged and your future could be in someone else’s hands.
We know how to create such documents so there are no questions later about whether your instructions are your true intentions. If you or a loved one is currently involved in a battle over a power of attorney, we can help you set the record straight.
We know how important such legal issues are to people. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible to outline all your available legal options. Contact us and find out what we can do for you. We’re here for you when you need us most.