Who Will Manage Your Finances if You Can No Longer Do So?

A power of attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to handle your affairs while you are unable to do so. Having a power of attorney can give you peace of mind that your financial affairs, health care decisions and other important matters will be handled in accordance with your wishes, even if you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to act for yourself.

At Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, we help people establish powers of attorney and other estate planning documents. Our experienced attorneys will handle your legal matters with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Call 866-437-1189 to speak to one of our lawyers about your estate planning needs.

The Financial Rights and Responsibilities in a Power of Attorney

The scope of a power of attorney can be as broad or narrow as you want it to be. In establishing a power of attorney, you can grant someone authority to:

  • Manage bank accounts
  • Pay bills
  • Collect debts
  • Buy and sell property
  • File tax returns
  • Handle business affairs

You can establish a general power of attorney, which grants broad powers to your agent, or a special power of attorney, which only grants authority over specific situations.

Health Care Power of Attorney

A health care power of attorney grants a trusted friend or family member decision-making authority over your medical treatment. If you should become unconscious, mentally incapacitated or otherwise unable to make decisions for yourself, your agent will make decisions over life-sustaining medical treatment, end-of-life care and other critical health care matters.

Call Us For More Information

If you need help establishing a power of attorney, contact us. Our lawyers will sit down with you, review your circumstances, discuss your needs and concerns and create an estate plan that achieves your goals. Call 609-482-3138 or 866-437-1189 to schedule a consultation. Our office is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.