Power of Attorney & Health Care Proxy

If someone becomes unable to make their own decisions, powers of attorney and health care proxies are valuable tools.  These important documents allow a person to designate a trusted individual to take charge of his or her financial and health care affairs.

Power of Attorney

  • Controls all personal affairs unrelated to health matters
  • Authority may include financial management, real estate transactions, litigation, Medicaid planning, and tax matters
  • May grant only specific powers to limit agent’s authority
  • Terminates upon death or when you revoke it
  • Opportunity to appoint monitor to ensure agent is accountable for decisions

Health Care Proxy

  • Applies only to health care decisions
  • Effective only when a person is unable to make health decisions
  • May be revoked at any time

We are available to assist you with completing these very critical documents.