Powers of Attorney Lawyer in Cary, North Carolina
What Is a Power of Attorney?
There are two common types of Powers of Attorney documents. Both are documents you execute and have notarized wherein you give specific people authorized to act on your behalf.
There is a Financial/Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney.
A Financial-Durable Power of Attorney gives trusted people, who you select, the legal authority to act on your behalf if needed, specifically if you become incapacitated. It allows for bills to be paid, bank accounts to be used, among many other things by a person or people you choose! You can make this effective immediately or upon your incapacity.
A Health Care Power of Attorney gives people you select and trust to receive your healthcare information and make healthcare decisions for you only when you are unable to do so by yourself.
North Carolina Power of Attorney laws were significantly updated in 2018. Prior Power of Attorney documents may still work, but if they don't work when you need them to it'll be too late to fix it. Update it now!
Why Are Powers of Attorney Important?
Without these documents being up-to-date and current, unrelated medical professionals not familiar with your individual, unique needs and desires will make all the important decisions for you about your health, finances, and well-being. And those decisions others make for you may not be best for you or your family.