Life is unpredictable. We are bound to experience unforeseen circumstances such as accidents and sudden illnesses. As a result of these events, we may become unable to take care of our affairs. Therefore, it is vital to have a power of attorney in place. A power of attorney is a document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person (the agent) to act on behalf of the principal. A power of attorney can grant the appointed person the right to make decisions concerning financial and legal matters. For example, the agent can:
on the principal’s behalf. Signing a power of attorney can provide you with a great sense of security knowing you have appointed someone to take care of your personal affairs in the event you become incapable of doing so.
At The Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates in Gainesville, Florida, our estate planning lawyers understand the importance of having a power of attorney. By recognizing your immediate and future needs, our lawyers can prepare a power of attorney for you. Our lawyers will review with you the seriousness of a power of attorney, exactly what rights the agent will have and when it will take effect, as well as the different types of powers of attorney. Unforeseen circumstances are inevitable; however, through establishing a power of attorney, the Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates strives to eliminate as much uncertainty as possible.
A power of attorney is a very powerful document and there are certain risks associated with its execution.
The Law Office of Knellinger, Jacobson & Associates provides legal advice and representation for individuals, entrepreneurs, and business owners in Gainesville, Florida, and communities throughout north central Florida, including cities such as Ocala, Starke, Palatka, Lake City, Middleburg, Trenton, Bronson, Lake Butler, Cross City, Williston, Chiefland, Alachua, Jasper, Live Oak, and Jacksonville, Florida.
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