Powers of attorney are invaluable legal documents that permit your agent the ability to make decisions for you if you are unable them for yourself. Powers of attorney are documents that are valid while you are living and are critical in the event of your incapacity. Having the foresight to make decisions now regarding your financial affairs and medical affairs, you eliminate the stress and emotional turmoil your loved ones would inevitably face during your incapacity or in an emergency situation.
An experienced estate planning attorney can make all the difference by taking the time to get to know you so that we can prepare a personalized and thoughtful legal plan and tailor your documents to meet your needs.
Pennsylvania recognizes several different types of powers of attorney, each granting a unique privilege to the agent. Angelo & Angelo, LLC law office will help you determine which powers of attorney is best suited for your specific situation.
· General power of attorney: This POA allows the agent to act broadly and make decisions for you on a variety of matters.
· Durable Financial Power of attorney: This POA grants your agent the ability to make financial decisions for you.
· Durable Healthcare Power of attorney for: This POA allows the surrogate the ability to make decisions about your health and medical care in the event that you are incapacitated or unable to decide for yourself. HIPPA compliance is considered in this type of POA.
· Limited power of attorney: This POA grants the agent the power to act in a limited capacity. It might allow them to complete a specific transaction on your behalf, such as executing a real estate transaction or buying or selling a car.
This is a document in which you convey your wishes regarding your medical care if you are in a permanent vegetative state or terminal condition. A Living Will gives you the ability to name another person to make medical care decisions for you if you are unable to make those decisions. Typically, these are combined with a Durable Healthcare Power of Attorney.