May 27, 2020 Trusts & Estates

Choosing an Agent for Your Power of Attorney

By Michael A. Kirtland

A regularly used tool to assist individuals in management of their assets and finances, as well as their personal care, is the power of attorney, either a durable financial power of attorney or a durable medical power of attorney. These tools can be extremely useful in assisting seniors who may be less mobile, who don’t feel as confident as they once did in the decision making process, or simply as stand-by tools in the event of an emergency or other unexpected decline in the ability of the principal to make their own decisions. But, just as these powers of attorney are useful in assisting clients, they are also extremely powerful tools which can be seriously abused if the power is placed into the wrong hands.

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