Durable Powers of Attorney are an important part of a basic estate plan. Signing a Power of Attorney gives someone you trust the authority to manage your property and financial affairs and/or make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated and unable to manage these things yourself either because of age, illness, or injury. The alternative to having a Power of Attorney for an incapacitated adult is to get a guardian appointed, which involves lawyers, the Court, reports, annual accountings, lots of time, tons of expenses, etc., and nobody wants that.
If you have questions about incorporating a Durable Power of Attorney into your general estate plan, give us a call at 253.858.5434 to set up an appointment today. We represent clients throughout Washington and Idaho and are available to meet in person, by phone, or via Skype or FaceTime.