Power of Attorney
in Connellsville, PA
724 - 887 - 0800
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Power of Attorney Gives Agent Power to Handle Your Duties
A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document in which you can appoint another person to act on your behalf when you become physically or mentally incapacitated or as someone once said “just being sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.” The person whom you select as your agent under a Power of Attorney in the Connellsville, PA and Scottdale, PA area will be responsible for taking over the day in and day out management of both your personal and financial affairs. Among other things, the person whom you select as your agent will have the power to make financial decisions on your behalf, sell your property, make gifts on your behalf, file your taxes and much more.
Appoint a Person Who is Trustworthy
You, obviously, should appoint a person who is very trustworthy to become your Power of Attorney because there are finances involved. We can draw up a Power of Attorney for your agent to sign. Give David G. Petonic, Attorney at Law a call at (724) 887-0800 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or stop by our office at 314C Porter Avenue in Scottdale to talk about a Power of Attorney.
Power of Attorney Allows Your Agent to Perform Tasks Like:
Make Medical Decisions on Your Behalf
Make Financial Decisions on Your Behalf
Pay Your Bills
Sell Your Property
Make Gifts on Your Behalf
File Your Taxes
Not Having a Power of Attorney Can Cause Future Problems
Not having a Power of Attorney can be potentially problematic for your family and others trying to care for you if you become incapacitated or disabled. Sometimes, a guardian will need to be appointed through guardianship proceedings. A court then supervises the guardian, and the guardian is obligated to provide an ongoing accounting of your affairs. Obtaining guardianship is time consuming and more expensive than a Power of Attorney, so do not let your loved ones become burdened with avoidable expenses.
You Can Change Your Agent at Any Time
Do you have a Power of Attorney already, but you want to appoint someone else as your agent? It is recommended that you update your Power of Attorney every few years because situations change. Your agent must act in accordance with your reasonable expectations. A court can take away the powers of your agent if it finds your agent is not acting properly. Contact us when you want a Power of Attorney, your current Power of Attorney updated, or if you need to know more about the document.