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The Durable Power of Attorney

A robust Durable Power of Attorney is A document included in all of our estate plans

The terms of the durable power of attorney should be drafted in a way that fits your specific situation.  A robust power of attorney will ensure your Agent has the ability to assist with Qualifying you for public benefits (such as medicaid), assist with financial Affairs and more. The individuals you list to have this authority on your behalf are called your agent and they must be at least 18 years of age.  Some other important specifications of the Florid durable power of attorney include:

  1. You must have full mental capacity to create and execute the Durable Power of Attorney
  2. Your Durable Power of Attorney does not last after death, so it is not a substitute for a Will or Trust
  3. If you do not have a Durable Power of Attorney and need assistance due to diminished mental capacity , then often times a guardianship case will be opened for you. A lengthy and costly process

In order to ensure that your affairs are handled when you cannot do so yourself, you should always have a valid power of attorney document as part of your estate plan. At The Legacy Law Firm, our Florida estate planning lawyers can help you plan for your future.

A complete Estate Plan is crucial for Everyone

It is best for you and your family if you have a power of attorney prepared. It can prevent disruption of your finances and save your family stress.

Selecting Your Power of Attorney

It is important to carefully consider who you will select for your power of attorney. In many situations, people choose their spouse or an adult child, though this might not always be the best option. You should consider many factors, including:
You should regularly review your power of attorney to determine whether it should be updated.

Consult with a Florida Power of Attorney Lawyer as Soon as Possible

A power of attorney is a critical part of any estate plan, no matter how young or old you are. The Legacy Law Firm regularly assists clients with selecting and designating a power of attorney, as well as with other estate plan components. Call 954-999-9683. or contact us online to learn more today.

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