A Power of Attorney is a document that authorizes someone you trust to manage your affairs and make decisions on your behalf in the event of physical or mental incapacity. Health issues can affect anyone, and eventually affect everyone. The time to make such plans is before you imagine you will need them. The person you appoint to take care of your affairs is called an “attorney” but this individual doesn’t have to be a lawyer. You can choose anyone you want as long as they are over 18 years of age. There are a variety of ways Power of Attorney instructions can delegate responsibilities, whether for managing your health, personal care or property; the proper choices will depend on your needs.
At Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall we understand the importance of handling these decisions with utmost care. We take the time required to discuss our clients needs and recommend the best course of action when it comes to choosing the type of Power of Attorney, and the individual(s) you want in that role. Our firm has over 40 years of experience in handling estate and Power of Attorney matters, and our lawyers are acknowledged as leaders in their practice area with a commitment to client service.