The 'Power' Of A Power Of Attorney

You naturally would prefer not to anticipate a day when you might be unable to manage your own affairs, including:

  • Making health care choices
  • Accessing your bank accounts to pay bills, cash checks and so on
  • Selling assets or buying things you need, to be titled in your name, using your funds
  • Authorizing transactions in your name, such as buying or selling stock
  • Signing a lease or agreeing to an early termination of a lease in your name

However, you are no doubt aware that anyone can become incapacitated at any time. A car accident, a stroke or another calamity could leave your loved ones in a lurch if you have not planned for this possibility. Without a power of attorney, your family may face difficult choices, cumbersome legal processes and lack of access to your resources at a time of need.

A complete estate plan takes into account the possibility that you will someday need someone to take charge of your affairs while you are alive but unable to speak for yourself. A durable power of attorney and a health care directive can allow agents your name to gain access to your accounts and make decisions and take these actions on your behalf. A knowledgeable estate planning lawyer is a great source of information and assistance.

Talk to me, Jason P. Reese in Canton, about your estate planning needs. The Law Offices of Jason P. Reese LLC can help you create powers of attorney to suit your purposes. You may prefer another course of action. You may not feel confident about giving someone else access to your accounts and contracts while you are still alive. I will gladly help you explore other options such as joint bank accounts, insurance policies or a living trust. Then I can help you put a plan in place for peace of mind.

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