Family Law


Creating a Power of Attorney 

Experienced Estate Planning Lawyers in Poughkeepsie

Granting someone power of attorney is a significant decision that can have far-reaching implications for your financial and personal affairs. At Klein & Sanchez, P.C., we understand the importance of ensuring that your interests are protected and your wishes are respected. Our experienced  Poughkeepsie POA lawyers provide comprehensive power of attorney services to clients in Poughkeepsie, New York, and the surrounding areas, helping them navigate this complex legal process with confidence and peace of mind.

Throughout our 80+ years of collective experience, we at Klein & Sanchez, P.C. have seen more than one family discover how complicated things can become when an elderly parent or relative does not have a power of attorney in place.

As uncomfortable as it may be, it is imperative for the elderly individual, while still of sound mind, and adult children or other family members to discuss the subject to decide who may be designated to act on the elder’s behalf in the event he or she becomes incapacitated. Our Poughkeepsie estate planning attorneys can offer insight and guidance.

Do you have questions on how to begin the process? Call Klein & Sanchez, P.C. at (845) 203-2287 for a free consultation with a POA lawyer near you.

What Is a Power of Attorney?

Power of attorney is a document that gives someone else the authority to take action on your behalf, such as making decisions about your healthcare or finances.

You may enact a power of attorney because of:

  • Expected absences
  • Mental incapacity
  • Physical incapacity
  • Choosing to plan for the unforeseen

Types of Power of Attorney

There are several types of power of attorney, each with its own scope and limitations:

  • General Power of Attorney: Grants broad authority to the agent to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf. This type of power of attorney is often used for temporary incapacity or convenience.
  • Limited Power of Attorney: Grants specific powers to the agent for a limited purpose or period of time. For example, you may grant someone limited power of attorney to handle a real estate transaction while you are out of the country.


  • Durable Power of Attorney: Remains in effect even if you become incapacitated or mentally incompetent. This type of power of attorney is often used for long-term planning and protection.
  • Medical Power of Attorney: Authorizes someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. This type of power of attorney is also known as a healthcare proxy or advance directive.

New York Power of Attorney Services

Our firm offers a comprehensive range of power of attorney services, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing power of attorney documents
  • Explaining the rights and responsibilities of agents and principals
  • Advising on the selection of agents and successor agents
  • Ensuring compliance with New York state laws and regulations
  • Providing ongoing support and guidance for matters related to power of attorney

Contact Our Poughkeepsie POA Lawyer

If you need assistance with establishing a power of attorney or have questions about your existing power of attorney documents, don't hesitate to contact Klein & Sanchez, P.C. Our experienced attorneys are here to provide the trusted legal counsel and support you need to make informed decisions about your future. Schedule a consultation with our team today to learn more about how we can help you protect your interests and plan for the road ahead

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    Protecting Yourself & Preparing for the Future

    Discussing the creation of a power of attorney with an estate planning lawyer simply makes sense. The attorney can help the elderly individual, along with his or her children or other trusted parties, decide what should be included in the power of attorney document. Then, should the elderly person become incapacitated, he or she will have someone responsible and caring who is prepared to help make financial and daily living decisions for him or her.

    Contact Klein & Sanchez at (845) 203-2287 for elder law attorneys in Poughkeepsie who can help document a power of attorney.

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