Powers of Attorney Lawyers – Naperville, IL
DuPage County Attorneys Assisting With POA for Finances, Property & Healthcare
Regardless of your age, it is important to take steps to plan for what should happen if you were to die. It is important to establish a will that spells out your last wishes and to create a trust that will protect your assets and ensure that they are passed on to whom you choose. During the estate planning process it is also important to make decisions about how you want certain matters to be cared for as you near the end of your life. A power of attorney is a legal instrument that will allow someone to manage your affairs if you become incapacitated or are unable to make your own decisions. Our law firm can help you create a power of attorney that will ensure that your wishes will be followed.
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Types of Power of Attorneys
When creating a power of attorney, you will name an agent who will be given the authorization to make decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. You may also specify when the power of attorney will go into effect and for how long it will last. You can also decide what decisions your agent is authorized to make.
In Illinois, there are two types of power of attorneys:
Power of Attorney for Healthcare – This power of attorney allows your agent to make health-related decisions for you. This may include things like having you admitted to or discharged from a medical facility, access to your medical records, life-saving treatment decisions, your wishes for burial / cremation, and organ donation wishes after your death, etc. You can allow your agent to make a full range of decisions for you, or you can specify that they are only allowed to make certain decisions under certain situations.
Power of Attorney for Finances and Property – this power of attorney allows your agent the authority to handle your finances. This can include the buying or selling of real estate property, the ability to make bank transactions, accessing a safe deposit box, the control of insurance policies or retirement accounts, and making business related decisions.
When choosing a person to act as your agent, you should be sure that it is a person that you can trust to fulfill your wishes. You should communicate your plans and desires with them to make sure the right decisions are made and carried out. A power of attorney document can be executed by signing it in the presence of a witness – it can be revoked at any time if you are of sound mind when you wish to do so.
We can help you with powers of attorney (POA) for finances, healthcare and property.
Contact A Power of Attorney Lawyer For Help
Contact Kuhn, Heap & Monson to set up a free initial consultation with a power of attorney lawyer. Kuhn, Heap & Monson has served individuals and businesses throughout Chicagoland since 1978. We focus on creating tailor-made legal solutions with personal service to each and every client we serve.