Experienced Legal Counsel And Assistance Related To Guardianship And Powers Of Attorney
Preparations for the future include more than how your legacy will be passed on to beneficiaries when you die. You also need to plan for the incapacity of yourself or a loved one. Who will step in and make decisions for you if you are not able to make those decisions yourself?
At Geffre Law, P.C., we provide guidance in powers of attorney, health care directives, guardianship and conservatorship in the eastern Twin Cities Metro area, including Oakdale, Stillwater and Woodbury.
During a free initial consultation with lawyer Lee Geffre, we will discuss your priorities and expectations to review your options in detail. Our goal is to develop the solutions you need to protect your family now and in the future.
Exploring Powers Of Attorney
A power of attorney is a valuable tool in case of incapacitation. You may become unable to manage your financial affairs at some point in your life due to an accident or illness.
Although you may believe that a family member could take control of your financial matters and heath issues, the truth is that a court would have to intervene to appoint an individual if you do not have legal documents in place. The time to draft these legal documents is now, before they are needed.
These are some of the types of powers of attorney:
- General power of attorney – When you grant ample power to an attorney-in-fact to make decisions on your behalf at personal and business levels.
- Limited power of attorney – This legal tool serves specific purposes. For example, you may grant power to another to handle your finances, like retirement accounts.
- Durable power of attorney – This provides instructions and limited power to handle property, finances and businesses.
Another valuable resource is a health care directive through which you can provide instructions about your wishes in health care and make your end-of-life wishes known.
Helping You Make Decisions In Guardianship Issues
Our attorneys have extensive experience helping parents establish guardianship for their incapacitated children. We also assist adult children in establishing guardianship for their parents in cases where adults did not complete an advance directive or power of attorney.
We understand that no two families are the same. Our attorneys dedicate time and effort to understanding each clients’ priorities and concerns to develop tailor-made solutions. The ultimate goal is to ensure your wishes are fulfilled. We can also serve clients through probate and trust administration issues.