A ‘power of attorney’ (POA) is a document that allows a chosen individual or multiple individuals to legally act on your behalf. It is important to have someone you trust looking after your interests if you are unable to; for example, if you are in a coma. Someone will be appointed to take care of you and your assets in a manner that is your best interest and follows with your wants and needs.
- A POA for property is given authority to deal with your property and assets when you can no longer handle them yourself.
- A POA for personal care is given authority to make decisions about your medical care and treatment if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.
AAPC lawyers can help you draft a clear POA that reflects your wishes, ensuring your best interest is at the heart of these crucial decisions:
- Guardianship of the Person
- Guardianship of the Property