Katy Power of Attorney Lawyers
Helping Your Family Protect Their Interests in Fort Bend & Harris Counties
Any person over the age of 18 needs powers of attorney. A power of attorney allows you to delegate decisions making authority to someone you trust in order to avoid further complicating delicate situations. At Theander & Grimes, we help our clients take a look at their situations and make plans that protect their interests.
Why Do You Need A Power of Attorney?
While you are able to make sound decisions on your own, you can prepare for your future by designating someone you trust to carry out your wishes later on. It is important to realize that you can assign power of attorney on any conditions you wish, including limiting the time your agent has to act on your behalf. You don’t have to give them any more power than you feel comfortable with. During our consultation, our team at Theander & Grimes can help you understand what you need to ensure your wishes are carried out.
You can designate power of attorney for needs such as:
- Managing your affairs while you are unable
- Transferring property by signing forms on your behalf
- Using your bank account to access funds as necessary
- Choosing what kind of medical treatment you will undergo in situations of emergency
If you do not appoint someone to manage your affairs using power of attorney, the court may be left with the decision.
Types of Power of Attorney
Not all agents will be able to act on your behalf for an unspecified amount of time, and some are not given any power until you reach a point where you cannot make decisions on your own. You can decide exactly what you want to happen, so having the help of experienced estate planning attorneys can provide you with more information about the legal options you have available.
Depending on your needs, you may assign:
- Durable power of attorney: This allows the appointee to make decisions on your behalf both presently and later on, should you become disabled or incapacitated. A general power of attorney is only effective before then.
- Springing power of attorney: Only once you are unable to make decisions for yourself does this power of attorney become active. Until then, they have no right to agency.
- Medical power of attorney: Your agent will be allowed to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so on your own.
Let our team help you understand what solution would best fit your needs. Call (281) 968-9965 today to schedule your consultation with Theander & Grimes.