A Durable Power of Attorney Designation Can Provide Peace Of Mind
Meyers & Welch help aging individuals maintain control of aspects of their life by advising on the various legal options. One such option is a durable power of attorney. For a reasonable and affordable fee, we can create a durable power of attorney in order to preserve the legal rights of an aging adult.
What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?
A durable power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that accounts for an aging individual's wishes when he or she becomes unable to manage living on his or her own. In a durable power of attorney, an individual may appoint a trusted agent to manage his or her finances and property. In other cases, a durable power of attorney can be tailored to give the aging adult more control. For example, a person may need a caregiver to handle basic needs but still wishes to maintain control of his or her assets.
At Meyers & Welch, we can help you create a durable power of attorney and adjust the terms to meet your needs. We also assist family members who want to ensure that the rights of their aging parents are protected.
Benefits of a Durable POA
A durable power of attorney goes into effect when the aging individual becomes incapacitated, where he or she would be unable to make decisions on his or her own. Without a durable power of attorney, family members will even be unable to make financial decisions that benefit the aging relative. They will not be allowed to pay bills or do Medicaid planning. Our lawyers will carefully explain the legal effects of having a durable power of attorney.
Experienced Elder Law Attorneys
The attorneys at Meyers & Welch have helped many people in eastern Massachusetts manage the affairs of vulnerable children and adults. We have helped our clients gain peace of mind. We have a deep concern for the well-being of the aging individuals, putting their needs first. Let us put our experience to work for you.