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A power of attorney gives someone else the power to make decisions in your place, in the event that you become incapacitated, and cannot speak for yourself. This person can carry out your personal wishes. A power of attorney can either be durable and effective immediately, or "springing" and will not take effect unless the grantor becomes incapacitated.
Depending on the language used in the document, the attorney in fact designated in the Power of Attorney can act on behalf of the principal to make decisions concerning legal issues, medical treatment, finances, property, and other personal matters. The document can be crafted to provide the power of attorney with as much or as little power as the principal wishes. It can be revoked at any time provided you are competent to make decisions.
If you are considering a power of attorney, an experienced attorney can walk you through the process and craft a document that protects your wishes. The attorneys at Hunziker, Jones, and Sweeney, P.A. have the skills and experience to help you in these important and sensitive matters. Call (973) 256-0456 or fill out our contact form for a consultation.