How to Get Power of Attorney in Michigan

What is Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a document that gives another person control over your finances and health care in the event that you become incapacitated and are unable to make decisions on your own. These documents typically provide conditions upon which a principle is considered to be incompetent, and they give the authority of an agent to act on the principle’s behalf. Agents have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the incapacitated individual. If a principle regains capacity, the attorney will no longer have the ability to act on the principle’s behalf. Typically this requires that a judge determine that the individual has regained capacity.

Why Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

You need a power of attorney to protect your interests in the event that you become incapacitated later on. We cannot predict what will happen in the future. A power of attorney is typically something that one only thinks about after they become aware that they are going to be incapacitated sometime soon. However, these documents should be considered by everyone – especially by those who are unmarried. Would you rather handpick who is going to control your financial affairs and health care directives? Or would you rather rely on a judge you have never met to make those decisions for you? 164

How Do I Get a Power of Attorney?

There are many online services that provide legal documents, such as a power of attorney, but these documents are not typically tailored to fit the needs of every person. Therefore, it makes more sense to contact an attorney for a free consultation to find out what makes sense for you. Drafting these documents in a way that fits with your objectives is not complicated work for an experienced probate attorney. However, to make sure that all of your needs are properly considered, you need a probate attorney to draft these documents for you. You cannot rely on just any attorney to do this work for you. 85

Contact a Michigan Probate Attorney Today

Akiva Goldman & Associates are probate attorneys who have served Metro Detroit for over twenty-five years. We have stayed in business this long because we provide outstanding legal services at a reasonable price. Please contact us today for a free consultation at 586-268-2400.

We can help you with getting a Power of Attorney in Michigan

A power of attorney is a document that gives one person the ability to control another person’s finances and/or health care directives. Every person should consider a power of attorney, regardless of their age or current health situation, because we cannot predict what will happen in the future. These documents give us all the ability to control our future in the event we are incapacitated unexpectedly. Contact an experienced probate attorney today at Akiva Goldman & Associates at 586-268-2400.
June 7, 2013