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Understanding A Power Of Attorney Designation

Your estate plan should not just include instructions for what you want to happen to your assets after your death. There may come a time, such as a medical emergency, where it is necessary for someone else to make decisions on your behalf. That is where a power of attorney designation comes in.

At The Law Office of Mary C. LaGrone in Nashville, Tennessee, we can help you think through the important decisions that need to be made when granting someone power of attorney over your financial or medical decisions. We put our more than 20 years of experience to use to protect your interests.

Know The Risks And Benefits Of Granting Someone Power Of Attorney

It is important to realize that when you grant someone power of attorney, that person will have the power to make decisions on your behalf. We will work with you to craft a power of attorney designation that meets your unique needs, which may include:

  • Financial: This can include giving someone the authority to pay your bills, invest your money, manage your bank accounts or sell your home if necessary.
  • Medical: This can include deciding which doctors you see, the medication you take, the treatment you receive, and whether to place you in a nursing home facility. Even if you grant someone power of attorney over medical decisions, you will have the final say if you can communicate your desires.

The person you designate must act in your interests, and not in his or her own. That does not mean abuse does not happen. Experienced probate litigator, lawyer Mary C. LaGrone knows where problems can arise and can help you designate someone you trust and step in when necessary to protect your rights.

Contact Our Firm Today For Help

For estate planning and estate litigation help, our firm is well-suited to help. If you have any questions about the power of attorney designations, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. You can contact us online or call (615) 988-4106.

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