Power of Attorney Services in West Palm Beach

Many people think of estate planning in terms of an inheritance or property disposition. However, this is only part of the value in creating an estate plan. In addition to defining how your assets will be distributed, an estate plan can act like an insurance policy. You can name someone in your estate plan to act as a power of attorney, in the event you become incapacitated and can no longer make medical or financial decisions on your own.

In fact, in the event of your incapacity a valid power of attorney will preclude tens of thousands of dollars being spent to petition the courts to make decisions on your behalf. Again, the kindest thing you can do for your loved ones is to plan in advance for an emergency so they can tend to you in an incapacitated state.

Helping Clients Plan Ahead and Define Their Wishes

Our West Palm Beach attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience offering estate planning services to clients from all income levels. Often, clients with modest assets shy away from estate planning. However, everyone can benefit from planning ahead. People are rarely given warning before a life-changing event occurs. Our attorneys can help you plan for the worst-case scenario, so your family is not left guessing how you would want to be cared for.

Having a plan in place can provide you with peace of mind and limit the potential for a family dispute. Call 561-855-0348 to talk to our West Palm Beach lawyers to learn how they can help you establish a customized estate plan.

Naming a Power of Attorney to Protect Your Financial and Health Care Interests

Like most people, you probably never sit back and think that everything you take for granted could become out of reach. Unfortunately, the unexpected can happen. Our lawyers help clients think beyond today and prepare for the possibility of an accident or illness that could lead to incapacitation. We are highly compassionate when helping clients work past any emotional hurdles to establish a plan.

You can name someone you trust to act as your attorney in fact under a power of attorney in the event you become mentally or physically incapacitated. A power of attorney permits a named attorney in fact to make financial decisions on your behalf without court involvement. You can also name someone under a limited power of attorney. This person would be responsible to make decisions on your behalf for a limited amount of time, for example, for a real estate closing taking place during a surgical procedure.

Our estate planning lawyers can also help you establish a living will. This is an important way to document your end-of-life decisions, so your loved ones can avoid the headache of guessing what you would want.

Delivering Unwavering Support to Power of Attorney Abuse Victims

Unfortunately, valuable steps you took to protect yourself or your loved one could have an adverse effect. Have you become suspicious about your loved one's attorney in fact acting under their power of attorney? Do you think your loved one has been exploited? The person trusted to act in your parent's best interests may be abusing his or her powers. This is unacceptable. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling disputes in estate litigation. We will go above and beyond to resolve the situation

Contact Our Estate Planning Lawyers for the Experience You Deserve

Nothing is more important than making sure you and your loved ones are protected. Our lawyers are committed to helping you plan for the future with an estate plan that can act as an insurance policy for your family. Contact us today to learn how we can tailor our approach based on your wishes.