What Are Durable Powers Of Attorney?

Durable powers of attorney are extremely important in protecting your wishes if you become incapacitated and can no longer speak for yourself. In the case of a power of attorney, an agent is appointed, called the attorney in fact. This person can handle all financial decisions on your behalf. While this power of attorney is important for everyone, it becomes magnified with significant assets.

Our team at Wolfson & Bernazzani, PLLC, has helped hundreds of families work through estate planning issues by fusing our comprehensive knowledge with a hands-on approach to tailoring our solutions. We are prepared to bring this approach to work on any power of attorney issue with which you are faced.

What Does A Durable Power Of Attorney Do?

Advance directives appoint someone to make decisions for you when you are incapacitated. It can also detail your treatment preferences and aspects with respect to under what conditions you do not want life-sustaining treatments.

It is important to note that a durable power of attorney differs from a general power of attorney. In the latter, one can only act for you when you can competently act. "Durable" signifies that someone can make decisions even if you cannot.

If you are working through estate planning issues and wish to take advantage of a durable power of attorney, we are prepared to bring our years of experience to work for you.

Schedule A Free Consultation To Learn More

Wolfson & Bernazzani, PLLC, offers free consultations. For more information, or to discuss your specific estate planning needs, call a lawyer at our Nashua or Woburn office location at 866-211-5601 or contact us online.

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