Power of Attorney Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Power-of-Attorney?
How does the Corporation of Guardianship serve as Power-of-Attorney?
- Engage in banking transactions.
- Pay bills.
- Access safety deposit boxes.
- Buy and sell property.
- Make decisions about investments.
- File tax returns.
- Access medical records.
- Make routine and emergency medical decisions on your behalf.
- Consent to treatment.
- Make decisions about long-term care and residential placement.
- Follow your wishes about end-of-life care.
Again, our role as your Power-of-Attorney can be as broad or as limited as you choose. Our responsibility is solely to you, and our job is to follow your instructions explicitly. By planning ahead, we will have the time to get to know you and learn your goals and wishes.
What are the different types of Power-of-Attorney?
- Financial Power-of-Attorney – Gives the agent the authority to make financial decisions for the individual.
- Healthcare Power-of-Attorney – Gives the agent the authority to make medical decisions on behalf of the individual.
I am married. If I become incapacitated, my spouse can step in, right?
I have Power-of-Attorney for my elderly parents who live in North Carolina. I live out-of-state, and I’m having a hard time managing their care and finances from a distance. Can the Corporation of Guardianship help?
Who should I appoint as my agent?
Do I need legal assistance in order execute a Power-of-Attorney?
Does the Corporation of Guardianship charge a fee to serve as Power-of-Attorney?
Yes, the Corporation of Guardianship is a fee-for-service nonprofit organization. By charging a fee for the services provided for those who are able to pay, CoG is able to serve more clients with limited resources. Our goal is to serve as many people as possible who are in need of our services, including those who are unable to pay a fee-for-service. To discuss your financial circumstances, please CONTACT US.
Where can I learn more about Powers-of-Attorney?
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization