Power of Attorney in Houston
Preparing for the Road Ahead
There are many different types of power of attorney and many more reasons why a person may want to use a power of attorney. The fact is that none of us know what the future holds and having certain precautions in place will ensure that, regardless of what lies ahead, you will always be prepared. At The Pollard Firm, PLLC in Houston, our experienced attorney can provide the legal guidance you need to ensure you understand everything you need to know about assigning or becoming a power of attorney agent.
Different Types of Power of Attorney in Houston
No one likes to think about it, but there may come a time when you become incapacitated and cannot act on your own behalf. If you have a power of attorney, he or she can handle certain matters on your behalf, including health care decisions or financial matters.
Below are a few different types of power of attorney:
- Financial Power of Attorney: Your financial power of attorney can be used for one transaction or all transactions, depending on your needs. Having a durable financial power of attorney will ensure someone you trust takes care of your financial matters if you become incapacitated.
- Health Care Power of Attorney: If you have a health care power of attorney and become incapacitated, he or she can make medical treatment or end-of-life decisions for you.
- Child Care Power of Attorney: Your child care power of attorney will be able to make decisions when it comes to caring for your child. Oftentimes, this is necessary when a child temporarily lives with relatives or with others in another location far from home.
Other powers of attorney include a special power of attorney, a general power of attorney, and a durable power of attorney.
Making Your Choice Legally Binding
Although you are not legally required to hire an attorney to execute a power of attorney, it is recommended that you do so. An attorney can ensure your document meets all the necessary legal requirements, advise you about the powers that are being granted, and give you counsel on your candidate agent. Keep in mind, you can revoke your power of attorney whenever you wish. Our attorney can guide you through this process as well.
Speak to Our Knowledgeable Houston Attorney Today.
If you are considering choosing a power of attorney, the estate planning team at The Pollard Firm, PLLC in Houston can assist you throughout the process. We can ensure you fully understand what is required and that your choice is legally binding. With us on your side, you will never be confused about any step of the estate planning process.
Call our Houston law office today at (832) 864-9296 for a free phone consultation with our experienced attorney.