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Durable Power of Attorney
What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?
A durable power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person the authority to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so. This document is also called a "durable" power of attorney because it remains in effect even if you become incapacitated.
It is different from a general power of attorney. A general POA gives someone the ability to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf while you are still able to do so. If you become incapacitated, a general power of attorney is no longer valid.
It is important to note that a durable power of attorney must be signed by the person granting the power as well as the person who is being given the power in order for the document to be valid.
Responsibilities of a Durable POA
The person who is granted the power of attorney has a lot of responsibility. He or she must make sure that all of the person's financial and legal affairs are taken care of properly. If the person who is being given the power does not fulfill his or her duties properly, he or she may be held legally liable for any mistakes that are made.
When Should You Create a Durable Power of Attorney?
Creating a Durable Power of Attorney is wise when you're of sound mind and want to ensure someone you trust can manage your affairs if you become incapacitated. Start planning today for peace of mind.
Benefits of a Durable POA
A durable power of attorney can be very useful in many situations. For example, if you become incapacitated, it is important that someone is able to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf. This can be especially important if you have minor children. If you are unable to make decisions for yourself, you will not be able to make decisions for your children either. It is important that someone is able to make decisions for you in this situation.
If you are going to be traveling for an extended period of time. If you are going to be out of the country for an extended period of time, it may be difficult for you to take care of your financial and legal affairs. If you have someone who is able to make decisions for you in this situation, you can be sure that your affairs are being taken care of properly.
A durable power of attorney can also be useful if you are going to be entering a nursing home. If you are going to be entering a nursing home, it is important that someone is able to make decisions for you in this situation. If you have a durable power of attorney in place, someone will be able to make decisions for you in this situation.
It can be useful if you are going to be traveling for an extended period of time and you are going to be entering a nursing home. In both of these situations, it is important that someone is able to make decisions for you in these situations. A durable power of attorney can be very useful in many situations.
How to Draft a Durable Power of Attorney
In order for a durable power of attorney to be valid, it must be drafted in a specific way. It is important that the document is drafted carefully in order for it to be valid. If the document is not drafted carefully, it will not be valid.
Our Houston and Fort Worth durable POA lawyers will ensure that the document is clear and that it contains all the necessary information. Our POA lawyers will also make sure that the document is properly signed and notarized. If the document is not clear or if it is missing information, it will not be valid.
We do our due diligence to become aware of the specific details of the situation including all of the different financial and legal issues that the person who is being given the power may need to address and any specific instructions that the person who is being given the power may need to follow.
Create your Durable Power of Attorney in Houston & Fort Worth
Secure your future with a Durable Power of Attorney from Keith Morris Attorney at Law. Based in Houston & Fort Worth, we empower you to choose a trusted representative to manage your affairs if you're unable to. Don't wait for uncertainty – take control today and safeguard your interests. Contact us for expert guidance and ensure your wishes are honored, no matter the circumstances. Your peace of mind is our priority.
Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Case Won Guardianship Case
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Six-Figure Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case
Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.
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With over 20 years of legal experience, Keith Morris has devoted his efforts to sharpening his skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.
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