Power of Attorney

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Power of attorney is a legal document where you appoint an agent to act on your behalf.  This is one of the most basic and most powerful estate planning tools. 

It should only be entrusted to a person or persons who you can trust will appropriately exercise discretion and act in your best interests, especially when you may not be able to adequately fight for yourself. Your agent will be your fiduciary under the law and be subject to duties beyond that of an ordinary person when it comes to handling your affairs.

Every client’s situation and needs are different, and when creating a Power of Attorney, there are many options and variations.  We can assist you in determining your exact needs for obtaining a North Carolina or New York power of attorney.  

While there are free forms available online, know that the standard form does not grant a few specific powers that could be very important if your designated person did need to use power of attorney, such as accessing a safe deposit box or setting up a trust.

Learn more about power of attorney in North Carolina & New York by calling 914-228-7448 or contacting us online today!

Preparing Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a powerful tool that can spring into action upon your disability or be effective immediately. They should only be entrusted to a person or persons who you can trust will appropriately exercise discretion and act in your best interests, especially when you may not be able to adequately fight for yourself. 

Your agent will be your fiduciary under the law and be subject to duties beyond that of an ordinary person when it comes to handling your affairs.  A powerful tool, but it can also become a powerful weapon when in the wrong hands. We can ensure that your Power of Attorney is legal and appropriate for your unique situation.

While there are free forms available online, know that the standard form does not grant a few specific powers that could be very important if your designated person did need to use power of attorney, such as accessing a safe deposit box or setting up a trust.

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