Power of Attorney
At Scott Counsel, our unspoken rule is that we present information in an efficient, easy-to-understand way that will help our clients feel better about a tense and often confusing time in their life. One of the ways we can do that is to help you, our client or potential client, make sense of all the various documents you may come across when you dive into the ocean of elder law.
If we are around for any significant length of time, chances are we have at least heard the term “Power of Attorney” before. In fact, you might be surprised to learn just how much there is to a Power of Attorney document. However, just because we might have heard of it doesn’t mean we know exactly what it is or what it does. That is where this page comes in. We know that a majority of these things don’t make sense to anybody who isn’t already waist-deep in a law degree. So, we’ve designed every aspect of this website and all its content with that very fact in mind. As we said above, our goal is to present legal information to you in a way that you can wrap your mind around without actually losing your mind.
For example, did you know that there are, in fact, multiple types of Power of Attorney documents? It’s true, and they all work to give those people named in their pages different abilities to help them through the difficult process of losing a loved one. Another question you might have is this: If I have a Power of Attorney document already, do I need an Executor too? Do I need both? Do I need anything at all?
Let’s see some other questions you might come up with regarding power of attorney on the way:
- What is a Power of Attorney?
- What are the different types of Power of Attorney?
- Does a Power of Attorney expire?
- What is the difference between an Executor and a Power of Attorney?
- If I have one, do I need the other? Do I need both?
In reading the questions above, you may have even thought of more. That is alright with us! Our main priority here at Scott Counsel is you, the reader. It is a sentiment that you will find echoing throughout each and every page of this website, and it is that same exact sentiment that you will see in each smiling face in our firm. We know that this time in your life and in the lives of your elderly loved ones are some of the most difficult and trying times you can face. At Scott Counsel, we don’t want to simply work for you; we want to work with you. We want to come alongside you and help you to make sense of an unimaginable situation. Perhaps most importantly, however, we want you to leave our offices secure in the knowledge that no matter what happens or where you go from here, you aren’t going there on your own.