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Power Of Attorney | Eugene Lawyer

At The Law Office of Brian M. Thompson, we understand that it is important to have an estate plan that addresses your particular needs. After our lawyer has completed a comprehensive review of your estate, he will evaluate your goals and determine a strategy that accomplishes them. While each situation is unique, there are a few things everyone should have.

One of the most important estate planning tools is a power of attorney (POA). A power of attorney is a document that authorizes another individual to make decisions on your behalf. A durable power of attorney allows the individual to make decisions in the event that you become incapacitated.

A power of attorney alone is not a sufficient estate plan, which is why you should consult with a lawyer for a comprehensive solution. Call our office in Eugene at 541-505-5117 to discuss your options. We represent individuals throughout Oregon.

POAs Cover Your Medical Care And Your Financial Affairs

There are two basic types of power of attorney designations: medical and financial. You can grant one person with both designations or you can name two separate individuals.

  • Medical decisions: Should you become incapacitated for any reason, your health care proxy can make decisions with doctors about your care to determine what course of treatment they should take. You can set out specific directions and wishes prior to your incapacitation. In Oregon, this is called an advance directive, although it is often referred to as a living will or health care declaration.
  • Financial decisions: Often referred to as a conservator, this individual has the legal authority to manage your financial affairs. This includes the ability to sign legal documents on your behalf, such as a deed in a real estate transaction.

Do You Have A Power Of Attorney In Place? We Will Write One For A Fixed Fee.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with our lawyer to determine if you need or have a valid power of attorney. Call our law office at 541-505-5117 or toll free at 541-505-5117. You can also conveniently submit your information online, and we will call you back.