Establish A Power Of Attorney

Many people have a limited view about what estate planning can do for them. Estate planning does not have to be confined to the events that happen following death. It can also provide protection to you, your family and your assets if you become incapacitated and are unable to make decisions. That is where durable powers of attorney come in.

At Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C., we want your estate plan to provide comprehensive protection. For that reason, when we create estate plans for people in Norristown and throughout Pennsylvania, we frequently include durable powers of attorney.

What Is Power Of Attorney?

Durable power of attorney (POA) is a document that gives an individual of your choice the right to make important decisions on your behalf if you are not able to make them on your own because you have suffered a serious injury or illness. The individual may make financial decisions on your behalf and handle your monetary affairs. For example, he or she may have the right to cash checks and pay your bills if you are unable to do so.

There is a specific type of power of attorney called health care power of attorney. The individual named in this document will have the right to make important medical decisions on your behalf, including making decisions about treatment options. Health care power of attorney may work in conjunction with advance health care directives.

Who Should You Choose For Your Power Of Attorney?

Our lawyers will help you review the various candidates and help you determine the individual whom you would like to entrust in your POA document. This is a complex decision, and our experience means we can guide you toward the one that makes sense for you.

Consultations About POA

Call 484-679-5980 or email today to talk to a lawyer about creating an estate plan with a POA or incorporating a POA into an existing estate plan.