Colleyville Durable Powers of Attorney Lawyer
Everyone, whether young or old, should consider using the tools of estate planning to protect his or her assets and property. Along with wills and trusts, drafting powers of attorney is a way to ensure your wishes are followed even when you have lost the capacity to voice your opinions.
The Grapevine powers of attorney lawyers at the Law Offices of Thomas & Henderson have a great deal of experience guiding clients through drafting estate planning documents. Powers of attorney documents allow you to specify people you trust to make decisions for you in health, medical or financial aspects of your life when you cannot make them for yourself. These documents can be written to take effect immediately, or only when you have become incapacitated by injury, illness or disease.
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There are several different kinds of powers of attorney that can be drafted for individuals concerned about estate planning, including:
- Statutory durable power of attorney is a document that states who will be responsible for making financial or property decisions if you become incapacitated or are otherwise unable to make the decisions.
- Medical power of attorney designates an agent to make medical or lifesaving decisions for you if you are physically or mentally unable.
- Directive to physicians, family or surrogates power of attorney, known as a living will, this document directly spells out your wishes in the event you are diagnosed with a terminal or irreversible condition.
- Declaration of guardian allows you to declare a guardian for an incapacitated child or adult.
A power of attorney can be a standalone document, meaning that it does not have to be coupled with a will. We believe that everyone should have one just in case disaster strikes. Contact a lawyer at our firm to learn more about your options.
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If you have questions regarding powers of attorney in Texas, contact the Law Offices of Thomas & Henderson, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. Reach us by calling 817-358-8900 or by completing the contact form on this website.