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Giving another person the authority to make financial or health care decisions for you should be considered very carefully. However, there are sound reasons why individuals need to consider appointing a person to act on their behalf if they are unable to do so for any reason.
The attorneys of Berkshire & Burmeister help individuals determine whether they need a power of attorney and the best form and powers to grant to their agent to ensure their goals and needs are addressed correctly. Before you sign a power of attorney, it is in your best interest to discuss the benefits and potential risks of using a power of attorney with an experienced Nebraska probate lawyer.
Powers of attorney are used in everyday life, real estate transactions, and as part of estate planning. Planning for incapacitation is an important element of estate planning. Ensuring that someone you trust has the legal authority to act on your behalf is a vital factor in incapacitation planning.
Powers of attorney you might consider include:
This is only a sample of powers of attorney you may want to consider. Our Nebraska probate lawyers can discuss these and other powers of attorney that might benefit you, depending on your goals and needs.
When you are giving another person the power to make financial, personal, or health care decisions for you, you want to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of your legal rights, as well as the fiduciary duties and legal responsibilities assumed by your power of attorney. You also want to ensure that the legal document is drafted with the utmost care and concern to ensure it is valid, legal, and only bestows the powers you intend to give to your agent.
The attorneys of Berkshire & Burmeister have extensive experience drafting powers of attorney. We also represent agents and others in disputes and litigation related to the terms of a power of attorney and the actions taken by an agent. If you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Our goal is to ensure that your best interests are protected at all times.
Berkshire & Burmeister attorneys represent clients throughout Nebraska. Call 402-827-7000 to schedule a consultation with one of the members of our legal team to discuss your power of attorney needs.