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Legal Advice When You Need To Name Powers Of Attorney

Some things in life are beyond your control. One such thing may be the inability to make critical life decisions related to your health or finances. But there is something in your control that will help you get those decisions made even if you no longer have the physical or mental capacity to make them for yourself.

As part of your estate plan, it is important to include and name powers of attorney – loved ones or trusted people whom you want to make decisions for you in financial and health care matters. The Law Office of Anne Sunne Freeman in Palm Harbor, Florida, has more than 11 years of experience guiding Tampa Bay area residents in estate planning matters such as powers of attorney.

Responsibilities That Can Be Granted To A Power Of Attorney

By working with our team, you are ensured a thorough, knowledgeable and understanding legal advocate. We will guide you through your decisions in naming powers of attorney. Here are some of the legal issues that can be addressed by having powers of attorney:

  • Health care decisions: Should you suffer injury or illness that leaves you in a coma or mentally incapacitated and unable to communicate, a power of attorney will have the legal authority to make health-related decisions.
  • Decisions on financial matters: A power of attorney can be granted the responsibility and access to your banking and payment accounts and can make financial decisions and payments for you if you are unable to do so.
  • Matters related to young adult children: A durable power of attorney can provide parents with access to their 18-year-old child’s medical and financial information, allowing them to make medical decisions for an incapacitated child or make sure their bills are paid.
  • Resolving HIPAA privacy issues: A well-drafted health care power of attorney can help you avoid any issues with health care providers concerned about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.

Anyone can become incapacitated. That is why it is vital to name powers of attorney as part of your estate plan. Our law firm is dedicated to our clients, many of whom we have developed long-term relationships with.

Schedule A Free Consultation

Naming powers of attorney is an important element of estate planning. The Law Office of Anne Sunne Freeman in Palm Harbor, Florida, is ready to represent you. Attorney Anne Sunne Freeman has more than 11 years of legal experience helping clients in the Tampa Bay area. We offer free initial consultations, so contact our law firm via email or call 727-361-2472.

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