Powers of attorney are documents that convey legal authority for one person or organization (agent) to act in the name of another person when making decisions. These documents can be highly useful for individuals and business owners. If an illness, chaotic schedule, extensive travel or other circumstances make it difficult for you to make informed decisions about issues that affect your life, you can grant power of attorney to someone you trust so they can act on your behalf. At Joseph C. Somma, PC, I guide clients in Alabama through the process of authorizing an agent, and I carefully draft powers of attorney that meet my clients’ specific needs.
Granting power of attorney to a trusted agent can ensure that important matters are handled carefully when you cannot tend to them yourself. Generally speaking, powers of attorney address three main areas of concern:
At Joseph C. Somma, PC, I work to prepare documents that address each client’s specific needs and concerns.
A power of attorney can grant broad authority or be limited in scope. While a limited power of attorney can give an agent authority to act in your stead for only a very specific period of time or to fulfill a specific task, a general power of attorney can transfer all of your authority to another party. I draft all types of powers of attorney. I can collaborate closely with you and your chosen agent(s) to evaluate each area where power of attorney is advisable.
A carefully drafted power of attorney can give you and your loved ones or business partners greater peace of mind in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Call Joseph C. Somma, PC at 205-937-3951 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Alabama office.