An associate in the Philadelphia and Haddonfield, N.J. offices of Willig, Williams... more
An associate in the Philadelphia and Haddonfield, N.J. offices of Willig, Williams Davidson, my practice includes a wide variety of civil matters. As a member of the firms Legal Services Group, my professional experience includes bankruptcy, civil litigation, consumer law, collection, real estate and wills, trusts and estates. An experienced practitioner, I take great pride in having represent... view profile
Lisa Bellet Collins is a graduate of Temple Law School and is admitted to practice... more
Lisa Bellet Collins is a graduate of Temple Law School and is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Collins focuses her individual attention on client's needs for wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives and other estate planning instruments.
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.