Protection for You & Your Estate During Your Time of Need
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to give another person the legal power over specific affairs should you be unable to do so yourself. Having a power of attorney in your estate plan is critical, as it can provide you with peace of mind and confidence knowing your affairs will be handled by someone you trust. Powers of attorney can be created for a specific or general purpose. At the Adams Law Firm, we can help you explore your options and help you make the right choices based on your needs and concerns. Our estate planning and probate law firm is dedicated to providing effective and tailored solutions so you can benefit from maximum protection.
Types of Powers of Attorney
As the principal (creator) of the power of attorney, you can designate specific powers you want your agent to have over aspects of your life. During unfortunate events such as incapacitation or a severe illness, this person can step in and handle your affairs.
We can help clients create:
- General power of attorney: The agent has the power to do many things, including manage your financial accounts, make decisions regarding your property, and many more.
- Durable power of attorney (financial): This gives the agent the power to make financial decisions on your behalf and to manage your daily finances.
- Medical power of attorney: You can name a trusted person to make important decisions regarding your medical care, treatments, and other life-sustaining treatments. This usually takes effect when a doctor declares that you are incapacitated.
Powers of attorney can end in several ways. It can end when it expires, when you revoke it, or if you die. Our estate planning lawyers in Katy can walk you through important decisions, including how to choose the right agent, what type of protection you need, and the extent of the agent’s powers. We work closely with you to address all of your concerns and anticipated day-to-day details. We welcome clients from all across Harris, Fort Bend, Waller, and surrounding counties. Contact our law firm at (281) 391-9237.