Power of Attorney in Phoenix, AZ
Because Decisions Should Be Made by Someone You Trust
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives a person the authority to act for another. This is an invaluable tool in estate planning and long-term care planning, as it allows a person to choose a trusted individual to make decisions or act on their behalf, should they ever be unable to do so.
At Taylor & Lihn, PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona, we offer experienced counsel to clients who want to make sure their interests are protected and their wishes carried out in regard to their healthcare and finances. Powers of attorney can be customized to address virtually any need, but it will take a skilled lawyer to ensure the document is clear, specific, and legally sound.
To learn more about our services related to powers of attorney, call (602) 900-9860.
Are There Different Types of Powers of Attorney?
In Arizona, there are two powers of attorney that one may wish to consider when creating an estate or end of life plan:
- General Power of Attorney: This grants unlimited authority to another person to act on your behalf. With a general power of attorney, this would include any and all decisions regarding your finances, healthcare, and more.
- Special Power of Attorney: This grants limited authority to another person to act on your behalf. A special power of attorney can be modified to suit your needs, allowing you to assign a trusted person to make healthcare decisions on your behalf, to handle your finances, or manage certain aspects of your business.
Our Phoenix attorneys are experienced in dealing with these and can help you understand which may benefit you. Powers of attorney can be fully customized to suit your needs, so we take the time to understand each client’s concerns and desires when we create their powers of attorney and other aspects of their estate plans.
What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?
A durable power of attorney is one that goes into effect upon the incapacitation or disability of the principal, the person for whom the power of attorney was created. By adding certain language to a general or special power of attorney, you can make it “durable,” so it only goes into effect when necessary.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Power of Attorney?
There are online services and forms you can find to draft a power of attorney, but it is important to remember that this is a legally binding document that could have a significant impact on your life. A skilled lawyer can make sure your interests are protected and that your power of attorney is sound. Taylor & Lihn, PLLC can work with you to create an independent power of attorney or can include it as a part of our estate planning or other legal services.