Everyone Can Use A Durable Power Of Attorney

Perhaps you have an elderly parent or other family member whose health has declined, or who experienced a sudden event requiring them to seek help managing their affairs. These situations call for a durable power of attorney.

A durable power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone the authority to act as a legal agent for someone who is incapacitated. Everyone should have one of these documents: Even if you are not elderly, it is crucial to have a durable power of attorney so that someone you trust can make decisions for you if you become ill or suffer an accident.

At Gellner Law Group, our lawyers create powers of attorney for people in the Seattle and Tacoma area. We take pride in helping individuals and families care for their loved ones. By creating a power of attorney with us, you are taking a crucial step in planning for your future.

What Are The Different Types Of Power Of Attorney?

There are several varieties of powers of attorney — a durable power of attorney is just one of them. Our team can help you select the right type for your personal circumstances. A few basic types of powers of attorney include:

  • Durable power of attorney: If a doctor certifies that you or someone you love is incapacitated, then a durable power of attorney allows someone else to make important legal and financial decisions on the principal's behalf.
  • Health care power of attorney: With a health care power of attorney, you can designate a trusted loved one to make decisions about your medical care if you are unable to make those decisions yourself.
  • Limited power of attorney: Similar to a durable power of attorney, a limited power of attorney grants an agent the authority to make legal and financial decisions, but with a limited scope.

Contact Us To Create A Durable Power Of Attorney

To begin making a power of attorney for yourself or your family member, contact our law firm in Kent, Washington, today. Call 425-336-2908 to schedule your initial consultation. You can also reach us online.