Powers of Attorney in Fayetteville, NC
Serving Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Fort Bragg, and all of Cumberland County
There are various times when you need to empower someone else to act on your behalf. That is when you need to execute a Power of Attorney, naming someone else to be your Attorney In Fact, who can act on your behalf with regard to certain issues, such as financial matters or health care decisions. A Power of Attorney is a powerful tool that can be very helpful at times, but may also grant sweeping authority to another to act in your name. So a general word of caution is always given prior to executing a Power of Attorney.
While there are several kinds of Powers of Attorney, the two primary types with which we deal are Durable General Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney.
Durable General Powers of Attorney
A Durable General Power of Attorney is an instrument that you execute to give another authority to conduct various sorts of financial affairs for you on your behalf. This grant of authority can be very specific, such as the authority to sell a certain piece of real estate, to very broad, to include any financial transaction which you could personally conduct. A Durable Power of Attorney is often executed by service members prior to deployment so that a loved one can conduct business in that service member's name while deployed. Again, because a Power of Attorney is a powerful instrument that can abused by the Attorney In Fact, this grant of authority should not be entered into lightly.
Health Care Power of Attorney
A Health Care Power of Attorney gives someone else the authority to make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable to make those decisions or communicate your wishes to your health care providers. This is a solemn decision that should not be entered into lightly. You can limit the scope of your Health Care Power of Attorney or grant your Health Care Agent the authority to authorize any medical treatment that you could personally approve for yourself. We can guide you through the process of determining the best way to ensure that your health care wishes are carried out in the event you are unable to make those decisions for yourself.
Fayetteville Attorney Bruce Armstrong and Attorney Adam Barrington are able to help you through these complex issues to ensure that your wishes are honored.
Contact Fayetteville Power of Attorney Lawyer Adam Barrington or Bruce Armstrong at (910) 433-2000 to setup an appointment to discuss your power of attorney needs.