A Power-of-Attorney is a useful planning tool in the event that you become unable to make important decisions independently. Disability can arise from a number of different causes, such as illness, injury, an accident, or old age. If you become incapacitated by a disability and you have not executed a Power-of-Attorney, then the court may decide who will act on your behalf.
Having a Power-of-Attorney in place is the easiest way to deal with the legal aspects that could arise should you or your loved one need assistance with important decisions. In short, a Power-of-Attorney is a legal document that gives someone, often called an agent, the legal authority to make decisions for another person who is unable to make them independently. This can include both financial and medical decisions.
In executing your Power-of-Attorney documents, you are giving the agent a great deal of power and authority. Thus, you should be sure to choose someone you trust and have confidence in to handle your affairs. In some cases, a trusted family member or friend may not be available to serve. Your family may live in another state or country. Or, you may not have any close family or friends that can be trusted with this responsibility.
You may simply want to spare your loved ones the burden of handling your affairs if you become incapacitated. Whatever the reason, Corporation of Guardianship (CoG) can help. We offer you peace of mind, knowing that your future financial and medical decisions are in good hands.