Notinger Law has experience in all legal aspects of estate planning. Deborah Notinger has handled estate cases in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is very knowledgeable about the process in both states. Additionally, attorney Notinger can assist you in planning your estate probate courts can be avoided once you have passed on.
What is a Durable Power of Attorney?
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows an individual selected by you to act on your behalf. In the event you are unable to manage your affairs due to the inability to speak for yourself or you become incapacitated, this individual may do so. Some examples may include, managing assets, real estate, personal property, tax matters, estate planning, and operation of the business.
It is crucial that you select a person who is trustworthy and competent to manage your affairs. Fully state which tasks the durable power of attorney is permitted to fulfill while acting on your behalf. Speak with a Nashua estate planning attorney to ensure all aspects of the durable power of attorney are covered should you become incapacitated or are unable to speak on your own behalf. Your future needs can be controlled by you when selecting a power of attorney who will carry out your wishes.
The Importance of a Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney is extremely vital due to the bleak alternatives available. In the majority of situations, family members are forced, and at great expense and time, to go before the court to appoint a conservator or guardian for the incapacitated individual. Once appointed, the court takes control and requires reports to be filed annually with the court. Moreover, prior to most transactions, the court must grant approval. Court intervention can be inefficient and costly.
At any time, an individual may legally revoke a durable power of attorney. In situations of incapacity, it may be necessary for a court-appointed guardian to revoke the power of attorney when they are found to be behaving improperly. If you already have a durable power of attorney in place, it is wise to keep it up to date due to changes in estate laws. Ensure your future is protected by seeking the advice of an estate lawyer in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Everyone should have a living will, will, or advanced care directive. You should also have a durable power of attorney on your side. The estate attorneys at Notinger Law are here to assist in creating and implementing your plan in Northern Massachusetts or New Hampshire and handle matters upon death.
Trust the Experience of Notinger Law
Notinger Law has more than 25 years of experience in estate planning. Licensed in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Attorney Deborah Notinger graduated from Boston University of Law in 1989 and an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts in 1986. Attorney Notinger has the experience and knowledge required in estate planning.
Contact Notinger Law to schedule a consultation about estate planning in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.