Brevard County Power of Attorney

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In life, when we are unable to make important decisions for ourselves, we often have a person of close proximity and trust step in and make those decisions for us. In law, the same principle applies to administering power of attorney, or POA. A power of attorney is a document that allows individual to appoint a person or entity to make decisions on their behalf in the event that they are unable to do so. People frequently seek power of attorney due to an illness, a mental condition, or other problematic situation where they are not in sound body or mind to make those decisions personally. In a way, the relationship of a person and their attorney-in-fact, the individual being allowed to make decisions, is much like the relationship of a parent or guardian and their child. To find out more about how we can help,  contact our law firm at 321-637-9937 or online.

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There are several different types of power of attorney and they each offer a different level of power or control to the attorney-in-fact. Powers of attorney can also be differentiated by purpose. For instance, an individual with a medical ailment may seek a health care power of attorney to deal specifically with affairs related to their medical issue. The different types of power of attorney are:  

General Power of Attorney

As the name suggests, a general power of attorney document assigns a broad range of power or control to the attorney-in-fact (also referred to as an agent), to act on the behalf of the individual. Those powers might include managing financial interests or business transactions, purchasing life insurance, making donations, or settling claims. 

 

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is a document that is signed when an individual already has a power of attorney currently in place, but wants to ensure that their agent retains power of attorney in the event of an illness or incapacitation during the initial power of attorney.

 

Healthcare Power of Attorney

For ill or injured individuals who want another person to take charge of managing their medical care, a healthcare power of attorney can be signed. This ensures that when the patient can no longer communicate his or her preferences for medical treatment, their power of attorney agent can step in and decide for them. 

 

Special Power of Attorney

Special power of attorney is signed when a person wishes to give someone control over a specific asset or interest in their life. This can include a business owner who leaves the country and gives power of attorney to a business partner to handle financial obligations while they are overseas. 

It is important to keep in mind that a living will is different from a last will and testament, and each has its own unique purpose and function. A last will and testament explains what should happen with a person’s property and minor children in the event of their death. A living will describes the preferences for medical treatment and how to proceed in regards to medical care while the person is still alive. Living wills are most often seen in situations where an individual is battling an aggressive disease, where incapacitation or the loss of communication skills is imminent. To get in touch with one of our experienced attorneys, contact the law office of Speicher & Speicher today by calling 321-637-9937 or sending us a message through our website’s contact form. 

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At Speicher & Speicher, PA, we use our more than 45 years of combined experience to the advantage of each of our clients. We pride ourselves on creating an environment where our clients feel comfortable while discussing their difficult legal issues. We have flexible hours and are available by appointment when necessary to meet our clients’ scheduling needs. To schedule a free initial consultation with a Brevard County contested divorce attorney, contact us at 321-637-9937 or online.