The topic of Power of Attorney (also referred to as ‘POA’) can be difficult to navigate. The value of a well-drafted Power of Attorney tailored to a person’s unique needs can be a great alternative that dispenses the need for a Judicial Guardianship Proceeding if and when a person is unable to manage their own affairs.
Guided by strong principles and attorney ethics, the Power of Attorney lawyers at N. Khasidova & Associates are here to help.
What is Power of Attorney (POA)?
If a loved one needs assistance managing their medical, property, or finances, a Power of Attorney is a legal document that gives any competent adult the ability to manage those areas of importance for them. A Power of Attorney document must be voluntarily executed by the creator of the Power of Attorney (called the “Principal”), whereby the Principal appoints an Agent to act on their behalf in certain situations or certain conditions, such as in the case of a medically documented disability.
The Principal creator of the Power of Attorney may appoint any of the following as their Agents:
- Family member
- Spouse/Civil partner