Wills & Powers of Attorney
At Stan Zigelstein Law Office we assist our clients in the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney for personal care and management of property. A Will is one of the most important legal documents that every person should have during his or her lifetime. The Will specifies how your assets are to be distributed upon your death. These assets typically consist of real estate, money, investments, and personal household belongings that you own.
We recommend that a Power of Attorney be prepared at the time you prepare your Will. In some ways it is more important than the Will. This document allows you to appoint an individual to have legal authority to handle your affairs during your life if you are incapacitated. This becomes important in the event you become mentally or physically unable to take care of yourself. This person may sign any legal document on your behalf. It should be an individual that you consider extremely trustworthy given the authority you are providing him or her. It could become extremely difficult and expensive to handle your affairs if you become mentally or physically incapacitated without a Power of Attorney.
Also, it is especially important to prepare a Power of Attorney for Personal Care if you prefer a specific person to make health care decisions on your behalf should you become unable to make them yourself.