DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY

While it is technically not an Estate Planning Document, we feel that Durable Power of Attorney should be considered when reviewing your estate planning.  It is our least suggested document and great care should be taken before creating this document.  It can give a person complete access over your assets.  It also is subject to many requirements.

There are many factors to consider in making the decision to have or not to have this document drafted.  This document can be used to your benefit, but it is the most likely of the Estate Planning Documents to be misused.  Our counsel can assist you in making the proper decisions and drafting the proper clauses to meet your needs in this document.

And when you are considering making a Durable Power of Attorney, you also may want to consider a Living Will, a Health Care Surrogate, a Life Estate, or one of many other related documents, besides a Will and/or Trust.  Only a studied review from an attorney can discuss these matters with you and assist you in the proper series of documents that will best fit your estate planning needs.