What Are the Disadvantages of a Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a legal instrument that is used to name someone else to act on your behalf. Our firm is focused on estate planning and elder law matters. Within our realm of the law, durable powers of attorney are often utilized. You would use a durable power of attorney to name someone to act on your behalf in the event of your incapacitation. This could seem like an unnecessary step to take, but when you look at the facts, you see that incapacity is quite common among elders. There are many different underlying causes of incapacity as we all know, but Alzheimer s disease alone is enough to get you to stand up and take notice. The Alzheimer s Association tells us that around 45 percent of people who are at least 85 have the disease. Alzheimer s causes dementia, and people with dementia are typically going to become unable to handle their own affairs at some point in time. If you are thinking that it is unlikely that you will live into your eighties, according to the Social Sec


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