Understanding Powers Of Attorney With Warren & Kazen Law
Preparing for your potential disability and the management of your health and assets is as important as planning for your death. Powers of attorney are powerful legal instruments that everyone should have.
At Warren & Kazen Law in Austin, our lawyers can prepare the legal documents that will allow an agent to conduct financial transactions for you if you cannot do so for yourself. These include a statutory durable power of attorney. We will also prepare legal documents to appoint an agent to make medical choices for you if you become incapacitated. These documents include a medical power of attorney, a HIPAA Release, and a Directive to Physicians that will allow you to express your wishes in case you require life support. Together, these tools provide reassurance for you and your loved ones.
Our lawyers have over 25 years of legal experience. We’re passionate about helping people like you secure your legacy and future with a tailored approach that prioritizes your individual needs and wishes.
What Decisions Can And Cannot Be Made By A Power Of Attorney In Texas?
Powers of attorney in Texas allow for a wide range of decisions to be made on your behalf, including:
- Financial decisions such as managing your bank accounts and investments
- Real estate transactions, including buying or selling property on your behalf
- Business operations if you own a business or have business interests
- Health care decisions when a medical power of attorney is in place
However, an agent cannot:
- Make decisions for you outside the scope of the power of attorney
- Change your will or estate plan unless you give them that power
- Make decisions for you after your death
- Vote in public elections on your behalf
There may be additional limitations based on the type of power of attorney you have in place.
Let Us Help You Prepare For Life’s Uncertainties
Life is unpredictable, but having the right Texas power of attorney lawyers by your side can help you feel secure and confident that you will be taken care of. We can help. Contact us today at 512-982-1141 to talk about establishing powers of attorney to suit your unique situation.