Powers of Attorney

Who Will Act For You If You Are Incapacitated?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that can help you save money, time, and frustration. It’s relatively simple to do, and affordable. Sablok & Sablok Notaries Public has assisted families with Powers of Attorney for many years.

Who will sign documents or make decisions for you if you are unable? You may be surprised to learn that your spouse or next of kin won’t necessarily be able to act on your behalf if you are incapacitated. Without a Power of Attorney, the courts may have to appoint someone for you, and at a considerable expense. When you prepare a Power of Attorney, you decide who handles your legal and financial affairs, not the courts.

How involved your attorney becomes, depends on your wishes. A Power of Attorney will allow you to appoint a personal representative to act for you in legal and financial matters. Some people want an attorney to act in any situation they see necessary, such as paying bills, reinsuring a car or filing income taxes. Others wish to restrict their Power of Attorney, allowing someone only limited powers. A Power of Attorney is a very powerful document, and requires careful thought and proper legal advice.

Sablok & Sablok Notaries Public has assisted families with Powers of Attorney since 1978.  We offer reliable and easy to understand advice to help you select an attorney, and are fully qualified to assist with all your concerns regarding Power of Attorney. You can feel secure knowing that your Notary Public is educated and experienced in helping you with these decisions.

Some questions that you may have regarding Power of Attorney are:

  • Do I need a Power of Attorney if all my assets are held jointly with my Spouse?
  • What is the difference between a Power of Attorney and the appointment of an Executor in a Will?
  • What do people mean when they mention an “enduring Power of Attorney” ?

Do you have a question you’d like answered? We’d like to answer your questions. Email us at Sablok & Sablok Notaries Public to find out how we can help or better yet phone us and talk to one of us in person.
Disclaimer: The material you find in this site is for general information only and must not be taken as legal advice. Many situations are unique and may require consultation with our office.