If used correctly a POA is a simple but powerful tool for many situations.
Practice areas & skills: Power Of Attorney, Estate Planning, Partnership, Securities Offerings, Venture Capital
I graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2010. After that I practiced in Oklahoma for three years before retunring to my hometown of Bellingham, Washington. My practices areas have included personal injury, estate planning, f...
Practice areas & skills: Power Of Attorney, Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning
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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.