Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a document that designates an agent (also called an attorney-in-fact) who has authority to act on your behalf and make certain legal, financial and healthcare decisions for you when you are unable to because of incapacity or otherwise unable to communicate your wishes. A power of attorney is an essential part of every estate plan and comes into play when you become unable to make decisions for yourself for a variety of reasons.
Designating a person to act on your behalf is an important decision and should not be taken lightly. That is why it is important to contact an experienced estate planning attorney to discuss all aspects of creating a power of attorney that is tailored to your needs.