Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you choose, called an “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”, the power to act in your place. Some powers of attorney may become effective immediately, which means at the time the individual granting the authority signs the power of attorney. Other powers of attorney may become effective only upon the mental incapacity of the individual granting the authority.
Financial Power of Attorney
A power of attorney may be strictly for financial matters, such as paying your bills, managing your investment accounts, paying taxes, and handling a variety of day-to-day financial tasks. A power of attorney may also be limited to a specific single transaction, task, or piece of property.
Medical Power of Attorney
A medical power of attorney is also a legal document that gives your agent or attorney-in-fact the authority to make medical and mental health decisions on your behalf in the event you become injured, too ill, or mentally incapacitated and incapable of making your own health care decisions. Your agent or attorney-in-fact will be tasked with working with your health care providers to make sure you receive the kind of medical care that fits your wishes.
At Fountain Hills Law Firm, our experienced legal team will evaluate your specific situation and desires, and assist in drafting a power of attorney that will meet your particular needs.
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