Debra Schuster is the founder of Debra K. Schuster, P.C., a holistic, client-centered law firm, dedicated to assisting elderly and disabled individuals and their families with the complex legal and care challenges they face. She is a passionate a...
Practice areas & skills: Power Of Attorney, Estate Planning, Guardianship, Mediation, Elder Law
I work with families facing long term care and those who want high quality estate planning. My main objective is to help provide peace of mind for families as they go through difficult processes associated with aging.
Practice areas & skills: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid & Medicare
Kathleen specializes in estate, business and executive benefits planning and estate and executive compensation planning with life insurance. Formerly, she was a member at of the Advanced Markets Group of MetLife, where she provided training and a...
Practice areas & skills: Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, Guardianship, Probate, Tax
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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.