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Attorneys Helping Create Customized Durable Powers of Attorney in South Florida

Planning for a possible incapacity is a very wise thing to do. Lifespans are only increasing, and more older adults than ever before will experience incapacity during their lifetimes. The time to make decisions about how you will be cared for and who will be responsible for managing your finances when you are no longer able to is now, while you have the capacity to do so. A durable power of attorney can be an invaluable tool in incapacity planning when used correctly.

Because these documents remain in effect even after the principal becomes incapacitated, durable powers of attorney can eliminate the need for a guardianship hearing and ensure a seamless transition in decision-making power. The Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A. understands the importance of planning for the possibility that you will one day need someone else to manage your affairs. By planning with a durable power of attorney, you can make choices in advance. Our firm strives to create customized legal documents that accurately and thoroughly reflect your wishes.

Incapacity Planning With Durable Powers of Attorney

When a Florida resident becomes incapacitated and does not have powers of attorney in place to govern who should manage their financial affairs, a guardianship may be necessary. A hearing may be held to determine incapacity, and a guardian of the property may be appointed by the court. Court-supervised guardianships are closely monitored and can become expensive. Using a durable power of attorney, our firm can help you avoid a cumbersome guardianship.

A durable power of attorney allows you (the "principal") to appoint the person ("agent") you would want to take control of your finances in advance rather than forcing a court to choose for you. You can grant your agent or agents broad, limited, or specific powers to access your banking, investment, or retirement accounts in order to pay your expenses or for any other purpose you designate.

At the Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A., we will work closely with you to determine what your goals are and create a custom durable power of attorney based on your individual needs.

Financial Planning Through Durable Powers of Attorney in Oakland Park

With the right choice of agent, a durable power of attorney can offer financial protection during your future incapacity. Depending on the authority you choose to grant, your agent can be instructed to make further investments, buy and sell real estate property, obtain government benefits on your behalf, or file your tax returns. By using a durable power of attorney, you have broad power to instruct your agent on how to use your assets for your benefit.

Whether you are ready for your agent to step in and begin managing your finances for you right now or are dreading the day you are no longer able to manage your own property, our attorneys can create a durable power of attorney that is right for you. We want you to have peace of mind in knowing that your financial security will be guarded by an agent you trust. Thinking about the possibility that you will experience incapacity can be unpleasant, but with a durable power of attorney, you can feel confident that someone you trust will be handling your affairs.

Contact a South Florida Lawyer for Durable Powers of Attorney

At the Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A., we strive to create durable powers of attorney our clients can feel confident in. Contact us online or call 954-981-9301 for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout South Florida in Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Broward County.

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