Robert M. Hall is a charter member and partner of the Albuquerque, New Mexico law firm of Hall Rice, LLC. Mr. Hall graduated from Brigham Young University earning a Bachelor of Arts... more
Robert M. Hall is a charter member and partner of the Albuquerque, New Mexico law firm of Hall Rice, LLC. Mr. Hall graduated from Brigham Young University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico and the State Bar of Arizona and is licensed to practice in the state and fed... 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.