Powers of Attorney in Metro West Boston
Ensuring Your Assets & Estate Are Protected
Although it is something most people don’t want to think about, you might find yourself in a situation where you are unable to communicate your wishes or make important decisions for yourself. From serious accidents to devastating illnesses, you need to make a comprehensive estate plan that includes powers of attorneys so that someone you trust can make major decisions on your behalf.
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person the authority to act on your behalf when you are unable to do so yourself. With a power of attorney, you can decide if you want this authority to go into effect immediately, on a specific date, or at any time when you become incapacitated. Powers of attorney are terminated on the specified date or when you pass away.
The person designated to be your agent under a power of attorney can do the following things:
- Pay your bills
- Manage your financial affairs
- Make important estate planning decisions
- Handle stocks and bonds
- Access your bank accounts
- Buy and sell real estate
- File income tax returns and handle tax matters
Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?
Clients usually want us to include a durable power of attorney in their estate plan because it allows them to avoid the delay and expense of securing a court-appointed guardian or conservator if they ever become incompetent. With our knowledge and years of experience, we can assist you in drafting a durable power of attorney for your estate plan.
Assisting Clients with Their Estate Planning Needs
Our legal professionals know that every family's situation is different depending on the size of their estate. Our experienced legal team is here to use our skills and resources to help you determine which type of powers of attorney you need to add to your estate plan.
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No matter the size of your estate, it is important to take the time to assess your situation and draft a comprehensive estate plan that includes a last will and testament, strategies to minimize taxes, a durable power of attorney, and guardianship for any minor children. Marsden Law P.C. will develop a custom estate plan that covers your unique needs and ensures you and your loved ones are prepared for major life events and emergencies.