Power of attorney is a legally binding document in which the grantor gives another person authorization to make decisions on their behalf. There are a number circumstances in which power of attorneys are useful, such as when the grantor is medically incapacitated, incarcerated, not of sound mind, or if the grantor simply wants the security of having someone else make their decisions. Today we’re going take a closer look at this process, revealing some common questions and answers related to power of attorneys. (more…)
A power of attorney is a legally binding document that grants a specified person power over his or her assets, and/or medical decisions in the event the individual is incapacitated. If an individual falls into a coma due to illness, for instance, the person to whom he or she provided power of attorney will have the authority to make medical decisions on their behalf. Due to its sensitive nature, most states require this type of document to be notarized before its made official. (more…)
An advance directive in health care primarily comes in two different forms, a living will and a power of attorney. These are written instructions for people that help them to clarify what type of health care they do or do not want, if any situation renders them unable to make the decision themselves.
To fully understand the difference between living will vs power of attorney, it is important to look at each type in detail. (more…)