Atlanta Lawyer Helping Create Powers of Attorney
In a split second, everything you’ve taken for granted could suddenly change. An unexpected accident or illness could limit your ability to communicate. To prevent your loved ones from having to guess how you would like your medical or financial affairs handled, you may want to consider establishing a power of attorney.
Safeguarding Clients’ Best Interests for More Than 30 Years
For more than 30 years, Jeffrey L. Cohen has helped clients throughout Atlanta, Georgia, take proactive measures to protect their best interests with well-established estate plans. As part of your estate plan, you can appoint someone as your power of attorney to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated or can no longer complete day-to-day tasks. The person named as your power of attorney could also sign important documents on your behalf while you are traveling, even if you are not incapacitated. To make sure you have the right safeguards in place, contact us to create a power of attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.
Choose the Right Durable Power of Attorney
During a free initial consultation, attorney Jeffrey L. Cohen will take the time to understand your family dynamics, individual circumstance or concerns. Based on your situation, you may choose to have a general or limited power of attorney. A general power of attorney would give the person you name the authority to act in your best interests on virtually anything you would legally be responsible to handle.
However, a limited durable power of attorney can cover specific issues such as making investments, selling property or making health care decision on your behalf. You will want to select someone you highly respect to carry out your personal affairs in your best interests. You want to feel confident knowing he or she would not overstep his or her boundaries or take advantage of you. If you became able to make decisions for yourself down the road, the power of attorney authority could be reversed.
Establishing Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Needs
You have the option to select a power of attorney who would strictly handle health care decisions for you, if you become unable to communicate your wishes. The power of attorney would make sure the medical requests you made in your estate plan were followed properly. This person would be responsible to follow your wishes regarding organ donation and life support. The power of attorney would not be responsible to guess what you would want. Instead, he or she would be responsible to make sure the medical wishes you expressed through your estate plan are properly carried out.
Contact Us to Create a Power of Attorney in Alpharetta, Georgia
No one likes to plan for the worst case scenario. But, with the right plan in place, you can save your family from the expense and emotional drain of trying to guess what you would want. Contact our estate planning lawyer to make sure you have the right plans in place to protect yourself.