ABOUT Jim Berger Practices law with the Berger Law Firm, P.A., in Leawood, Kansas. He is licensed in Kansas and Missouri, and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law and probate. He has been an attorney for ov...
Practice areas & skills: Power Of Attorney, Wills & Living Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
Chris Gaughan has been recognized as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer (2013, 2014), an award given to the top 5% of attorneys in Missouri and Kansas; a Missouri & Kansas Rising Star (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012), an award presented to the top 2.5% ...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills
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Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
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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.