Boise Power of Attorney Lawyer
A durable power of attorney is necessary to all areas of estate planning. It is a tool that gives another person the legal authority to make specific decisions for you, under specific circumstances.
A durable power of attorney is necessary to all areas of estate planning. It is a tool that gives another person the legal authority to make specific decisions for you, under specific circumstances, so its uses are not limited to estate planning.
Attorney Steve Minert at Minert Law Office will examine the specifics of the situation and provide straightforward and practical legal advice. He will listen to your concerns and help to develop a plan that protects your family and your estate from potential problems.
Medical and Financial Decisions
The most common reasons for creating a durable power of attorney is to protect yourself, or a family member. It is enforced under specific circumstances, to protect a person during a time when it is not possible to make reasonable decisions independently such as the following instances:
- A grandfather is diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. In anticipation of a time when it will no longer be possible to make either medical or financial decisions, the grandfather creates two durable powers of attorney. One entrusts his daughter with medical decisions, and the other entrusts his niece to make financial decisions. In both cases, the legal authority is granted only after the grandfather has become incapable of managing his affairs on his own.
- A 35-year-old father of four establishes an estate plan that includes instructions for establishing a guardianship to care for the children in the event of his death. One of his children is physically handicapped and will require lifelong care. Part of this process involves drawing up powers of attorney for all of the children, clearly detailing how their medical and financial affairs will be managed, according to each child’s needs.
- A 27-year-old woman is seriously injured in a car accident. A head injury leaves her with permanent brain damage, a seizure disorder and a limited ability to care for herself. Her family legally identifies trustworthy relatives to oversee specific aspects of her medical and financial affairs for the indefinite future.
These are just a few examples of the ways a power of attorney can be utilized to protect yourself and your loved ones. Our lawyers will work with you to examine your concerns and identify the best ways to address current issues and potential future problems.
Meridian, Eagle and Nampa Durable Power of Attorney Lawyer
Minert Law Office represents clients throughout Boise, Idaho, and the surrounding region. Call 208-991-3394 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney.