Durable Powers of Attorney & Advanced Medical Directives: As Equally Important as Your "Stuff"
A durable power of attorney (POA) enables a person (called the "principal" in the power of attorney document) to appoint an "agent," such as a trusted relative or friend, to handle specific health, legal and financial responsibilities. There are two basic types of power of attorney or advanced directives:
POA for finances: Gives a designated person the authority to make legal/financial decisions on behalf of the person.
POA for healthcare: Gives a designated person the authority to make health care decisions on behalf of the person. In Georgia, we call this the Georgia Advanced Directive for Healthcare.
These are important documents every person needs, whether you are 18 or 80 years of age, everyone MUST have these basic documents. Ask us about having these simple, yet indispensable documents for your family.