Creating a Power of Attorney
Experienced Estate Planning Lawyers in Poughkeepsie
Throughout our 80+ years of collective experience, we at Steven H. Klein & Associates, 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 Steven H. Klein & Associates at (845) 203-2287 for a free consultation.
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 or physical incapacity, or just in case.
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 Steven H. Klein & Associates at (845) 203-2287 for elder law attorneys in Poughkeepsie who can help document a power of attorney.