I practice in the area of wills, trusts, probate and real estate law, counseling... more
I practice in the area of wills, trusts, probate and real estate law, counseling individuals and corporate fiduciaries in connection with the intricate personal and business problems associated with the administration, disposition and sale of their assets. I am a graduate of Florida State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1986) and the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1990). I receiv... view profile
A power of attorney is a document you sign to give someone else the right to make legal decisions for you. Unlike a guardianship, you determine the decision makers' authority by the language used in the power of attorney form; you can limit it to health matters, financial issues, or any combination of powers that suits your needs. For example, if you are having heart surgery, you might consider appointing a family member with power of attorney over your health care, in case decisions need to be made and you aren't able to make them. Lawyers with expertise drafting power of attorney forms make sure the decision-making authority you are giving someone matches what you have in mind.