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Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

Giving a trusted family member or friend your power of attorney is one of the most prudent things you can do to ensure that things run smoothly in the event of your physical or mental incapacity. When a person has your power of attorney, that person can act on your behalf and make decisions about your property, health care, financial affairs generally, and the operation of any business entities that you may have, among other important areas of life in the event that you become unable to perform these functions or are unavailable or unwilling to do so. Let a Maryland power of attorney lawyer like Robin Rucker Gaillard, Esq., help you identify the best person to whom you should give your power of attorney and under what circumstances. She can help you tailor or limit a grant of power of attorney specifically to your needs both now and in the future and help dispel some of the misinformation surrounding how a power of attorney works.

There are essentially two (2) distinct categories of powers of attorney: general powers and limited powers. In the instance of a general power of attorney, there is a broad grant of authority which allows a person to handle a broad range of personal business matters. In the instance of a limited power of attorney, the grant of authority applies to only certain, defined areas such certain medical decisions, or banking decisions, or the operation of a business. Having a power of attorney in place is a prudent measure for older clients to have in place just in case they have a medical emergency or a circumstance that prevents them from conducting business as they normally do. Keep in mind also, that the power of attorney can be revoked by the giver at anytime and for any reason, or changed to fit any circumstances which may arise.

Contact the Law Office of Robin Rucker Gaillard, LLC, a trusted attorney drafting powers of attorney for more than twenty (20) years, and protecting families from costly litigation.

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