Durable Power of Attorney

An important but often overlooked estate planning tool is the Durable Power of Attorney in which you designate someone you trust to handle your legal affairs during your lifetime. Plan ahead. POA’s are often needed when someone becomes unable to handle their own affairs and the POA names a primary and a second agent to manage their legal affairs.

We recommend a broad range of powers and recommend a backup in the event the first person designated is unable or unwilling to perform the duties. It is essential that everyone understands that the POA is a fiduciary duty, and the person serving in that capacity can act only for the best interests of the person for whom they have the POA.

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To schedule a consultation with attorney Kyle Smith, please dial 440-576-9155 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Our Jefferson office is conveniently located right across the street from the Ashtabula County Courthouse.