A Power Of Attorney Makes Sure Your Voice Is Heard
Estate planning is about planning for your future and for the future of those you love. Thinking about your choices for your finances and medical wishes can carry mixed emotions for many people. Going through these details, however, can make things so much easier down the road.
A power of attorney is a basic and essential estate planning tool. At Bieber & Czechowski, we can help you prepare a power of attorney to meet your specific needs. We are a multipractice law firm offering a comprehensive range of services designed to protect your interests, including assets and property. We represent clients in Warren and Sterling Heights and throughout Michigan.
Types Of Powers Of Attorney
When you create a power of attorney (POA), you designate another person or a series of people to make important decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. It can be used by your representative to make key decisions for you without the inconvenience and extensive cost of going to court to establish a conservatorship or guardianship once something happens to you. Your best option is to make decisions now, while you are of sound mind and body. This way, you can make sure your wishes are carried out and make the process easier for your loved ones.
- Durable power of attorney: With this type of POA, you grant certain powers to someone you trust. This includes the power to pay your mortgage and other bills, manage your banking accounts, handle investments and make other decisions regarding your estate. A durable power of attorney continues to be effective if you become incapacitated, including suffering from a stroke, brain injury, Alzheimer’s, etc.
- Medical power of attorney: A medical power of attorney is also known as a living will, patient advocate or health care directive. This type of document grants certain powers to a person you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf. In case of a serious accident, stroke or other illness, a medical power of attorney can be extremely useful. We will walk through various options with you, helping you to clearly communicate your wishes to reduce uncertainty and conflict.