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Toms River Powers of Attorney

The estate planning lawyers of Hiering, Dupignac, Stanzione, Dunn & Beck, PC understand the importance of being able to take care of life's day-to-day details such as paying bills, doing business or filing taxes, even after you have become mentally or physical incapable of doing so. In order to avoid a court appointment of a guardian, you have the ability to personally grant power of attorney to someone you trust, who can take care of these details on your behalf.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-276-1590 to speak with an experienced Toms River powers of attorney lawyer.

New Jersey Financial Decision Lawyers

A "power of attorney" allows you to grant another person the legal authority to act on your behalf. When granting this power, you can limit this authority to one particular instance or period of time. You are also able to grant a general power of attorney that gives a broad authority to act in your place in financial transactions and medical situations.

Specific language is necessary to convey the power to handle a person's financial affairs, which includes the power to:

  • Collect and recover assets
  • Invest and sell assets
  • Enter into contracts
  • Make banking transactions
  • File taxes

A power of attorney is only valid while the person who granted the power has the capacity to understand what it means to grant this power. Entering into a durable power of attorney makes sure the grant of authority remains valid even after the person granting the power becomes incapacitated.

Durable powers of attorney can become effective as soon as the grantor signs the document, or upon his or her incapacity. The benefit of granting durable power of attorney is that your loved ones will not be required to seek guardianship if you were to become seriously ill or unresponsive.

The goal of our attorneys is to assist you in creating peace of mind, in that all of life's details will be handled in the event that you become temporarily or permanently unable to take care of them on your own. We can also assist with creating living wills/healthcare directives.

Ocean County Elder Law Firm

If you have questions about appointing powers of attorney, please contact the New Jersey healthcare directive attorneys at Hiering, Dupignac, Stanzione, Dunn & Beck, PC. Contact us today by sending an e-mail or by calling us toll free at 888-276-1590. We have satisfied clients through out the state of New Jersey.