Power of Attorney can give an attorney short-term privileges to act on someone’s behalf, like in a real estate closing. But it’s not only for attorneys.
POA is a document that also serves as the solid base of a strong estate plan. If someone becomes ill or unable to make decisions, a dependable person may be set up to take control of their assets, ideally with their best interests in mind.
However, before giving someone this ‘power,’ you must know that you trust them fully, and that they would follow your wishes and make smart choices if it came down to it.
Always remember to review documents like this periodically with an attorney so they don’t go stale and become unusable. Feel free to check out stiles-estates.com or call 781 319 1900 and set up a free consultation.
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