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Fort Lauderdale Powers of Attorney Lawyers

Miami-Dade County Powers of Attorney Lawyers

Attorneys in South Florida Helping Clients Create and Delegate Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney allow you (the "principal") to appoint someone you trust (the "agent") to make decisions or take legal actions on your behalf. While they are instrumental in planning for incapacity, they have a range of uses in other situations where you may want another person to conduct business for you. The beauty of powers of attorney is that they are flexible documents. You may give your agent very broad powers that begin right away and last, or you may limit the scope of their power to one very specific purpose for a limited amount of time.

The Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A. will work with you to determine what powers of attorney may benefit you, whether in your day-to-day life in the present or as part of planning for old age and potential incapacity. Whatever your need for a power of attorney may be, our lawyers will make sure that the document we write for you is an accurate reflection of your wishes.

Pompano Beach Lawyers for Limited Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney are split into categories based on their purpose, scope, and the timing of their effectiveness. A limited power of attorney is used when you only want to authorize your agent to carry out a specific legal act on your behalf rather than granting broad power. The powers you grant can be limited in scope to a single transaction. For example, you could use a power of attorney to authorize an agent only to complete a specific real estate transaction on your behalf because you cannot personally attend the closing.

By contrast, a general power of attorney grants much more broad legal authority to take a variety of actions on your behalf. Multiple powers of attorney can be used as well, if there are different people you trust to manage your affairs in different areas. Our experienced attorneys can create highly customized powers of attorney that are as specific or as broad in scope as you would like depending on your individual needs.

Powers of Attorney in Incapacity Planning

Planning for incapacity is wise. By deciding who you would want to manage your financial, day-to-day, and medical affairs in advance, you are able to take control over a time in your life when you can no longer make decisions. It is up to you whether you want these powers of attorney to take effect.

A "durable" power of attorney has an immediate effect and continues once you are incapacitated. Older adults who would like an agent to begin managing certain affairs for them immediately may use these. Otherwise, a "springing" power of attorney can be used. This type has no effect until after you have become incapacitated.

Separate powers of attorney are used to delegate medical and financial decision-making authority. The person you trust with your healthcare and other personal choices may not be the same person you would trust to manage your investments. Medical powers of attorney can also be customized to specify what choices your agent can and cannot make on your behalf.

Speak With a South Florida Lawyer for Powers of Attorney

The types, purposes, and potential uses for powers of attorney are numerous. The Law Office of Miller & Miller, P.A. will tailor your powers of attorney to serve the purposes you need them for. When you are ready to speak to one of our skilled attorneys, contact us at 954-981-9301 for a free consultation. We serve clients around the Fort Lauderdale area in Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, and Wilton Manors.

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