If you have elderly parents or relatives, or are dealing with a financial matter for an out of state or out of country loved one, you might need to look into getting a power of attorney. A strong power of attorney is a legal document in which “the principal” give authority to “the agent” to act on their behalf. This gives you’re the authority to make decisions, view records, sign documents, and handle the private matters of your loved one. Contrary to popular belief, it is not necessary to go to court in order to get power of attorney. The North Dakota/Minnesota power of attorney lawyers at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss have the ability to create a power of attorney for you while avoiding court.
The power of attorney has many different uses including:
- Health care areas
- Financial situations
- Proxy voting
- Litigation matters
- Access safe-deposit boxes
- Make gifts
- Renounce or disclaim an inheritance and/or insurance proceeds
- Sign tax returns
If you need to have a power of attorney made for you on behalf of a loved one, or if you need to make a power of attorney for someone else to take care of you, seek out an experienced power of attorney lawyer. Call O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Foss Attorneys today to set up an appointment with a North Dakota power of attorney lawyer.