A Fargo native, Andrew joined the firm as a law clerk in 2013 and an associate attorney in 2014. He will concentrate his practice on estate planning and probate. In 2009, he graduated... more
A Fargo native, Andrew joined the firm as a law clerk in 2013 and an associate attorney in 2014. He will concentrate his practice on estate planning and probate. In 2009, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science and a minor in Criminal Justice, from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. In 2013, Andrew graduated from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law... 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.