Two types of durable powers of attorney are offered as part of the estate plans created by The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC, in Houston, Texas: medical powers of attorney and statutory durable powers of attorney for financial matters. We will take great care to educate you as to the benefit of each.
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Medical Powers Of Attorney
The medical power of attorney grants someone the right to make health care decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. This power of attorney only goes into effect if your physician certifies in writing that you are unable to make health care decisions for yourself. In the event you recover from your medical condition and you are able to make your own health care decisions, then this power of attorney is no longer in effect.
Durable Powers Of Attorney
The statutory durable power of attorney grants someone the right to manage your financial matters and make financial decisions on your behalf. This person can pay your bills, pay your taxes, buy or sell real estate or other property, and conduct any other financial transactions you would be able to participate in.
One can sign a statutory durable power of attorney in which he or she designates another person as his or her agent with the power to act immediately if necessary. Because this power of attorney is durable, it remains in effect even after the signor becomes incapacitated. One can also designate that his or her agent only has the power to act on his or her behalf regarding financial matters if the signor's physician certifies in writing that the signor is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. The power of attorney remains in effect until the signor passes away.
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