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. This is often needed when someone develops dementia or has some brain injury that prevents him/her from understanding or completing legal matters.
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.
Contact Kyle Smith at Smith & Miller, Attorneys at Law to learn more about how to designate a Durable Power of Attorney.
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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.