Power of Attorney Lawyers Located in Grand Rapids and Serving All of West Michigan
A power of attorney gives another person the ability to make important, legally binding decisions on your behalf. They are a key planning tool that allows a trusted loved one to manage your financial affairs in the event you are unable to do so due to serious injury or illness or lengthy travel away from home. Because powers of attorney involve important legal rights, you may find it useful to talk to an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Kelly G. Lambert III, P.C.
Why is a Power of Attorney Needed?
While you may trust a loved one with your checkbook and bank account password to pay your bills, banks, other financial institutions, landlords, and other businesses cannot legally follow their instructions or give them access to an account without the appropriate legal authority. If you are not able to be present, this authority must come from a properly executed power of attorney form.
Who Needs a Power of Attorney?
Everyone should consider creating a power of attorney. While those who are in declining health especially want to consider creating a power of attorney, a power of attorney can protect people of any age in the event of a sudden accident or illness. Without a power of attorney, your family may have to go through a lengthy court process to get legal authority to manage your affairs.
When Does a Power of Attorney End?
A power of attorney can be written to end at a specific time or after a specific event. If it has unlimited duration, it will automatically end upon the principal’s death.
Experienced Power of Attorney Lawyers
We have years of experience resolving complex legal problems. Let us use that experience to help you avoid the same problems. Our power of attorney services include
- helping you determine your legal needs
- drafting the appropriate forms
- modifying or cancelling a power of attorney
- enforcing existing powers of attorney
Free Initial Consultation
Our Grand Rapids attorneys can help you evaluate how a power of attorney can help take care of your legal needs. We provide free initial consultations to residents of Kent County, Ottawa County, and surrounding West Michigan.