Power of Attorney

A power of attorney (POA) is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor of the power. If your loved one were to become incapacitated without a power of attorney, his/her family might have to go through costly and time-consuming court proceedings to appoint a guardian or conservator to make decisions for him or her. Our Dublin GA estate planning attorney can help you prepare a power of attorney.

Types of Power of Attorney Documents

  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Durable General Power of Attorney

Medical Power of Attorney

A medical power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes someone you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf. The agent only has this authority if it is determined by your doctor that you are incapable of making such decisions, or you are unable to communicate your wishes.

Financial Power of Attorney

A financial power of attorney allows a person to designate someone to assist with his or her finances. The individual granted the power of attorney is known as the agent, and the principal is the person designating the power.

Durable General Power of Attorney

The only thing that distinguishes a Durable Power of Attorney from a regular Power of Attorney is special wording that states that the power survives the Principal’s incapacity.

Call The Darley Law Firm to prepare a Power of Attorney for you.