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Powers of Attorney in Georgia

A power of attorney is a legal document by which an individual can name another person to make decisions on his or her behalf. These decisions can be related to financial and/or health care situations. It is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney who can help you anticipate obstacles and plan contingencies by developing a comprehensive power of attorney document.

  • Financial Power of Attorney: As the name indicates, this document is written to allow an individual to make decisions related to property or finances on our client’s behalf. If you become medically incapacitated or are physically unable to complete a transaction, your attorney-in-fact can buy or sell property, file tax returns and manage your finances. These financial powers can be as broad or narrow as you desire.

Since 1980, the attorney at G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. has provided skilled representation and legal advice to clients throughout Georgia. We understand the importance of detailed planning documents, and our clients appreciate our dedication to thoroughness. If you have questions about drafting powers of attorney in Georgia, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with an attorney as soon as possible.

Atlanta Advanced Health Care Directive Lawyer

Comprehensive estate planning entails examining your own mortality or the possibility that you can no longer make decisions on your own. It is an uncomfortable topic, but it is wise to consider. Contact an experienced Marietta attorney to discuss your specific situation in greater detail.

  • Health care power of attorney: Though people still refer to a living will, it is no longer provided in Georgia statutes. It has been replaced by an Advanced Directive For Health care. Situations such as life support, end-of-life issues and whether the remains are cremated or buried are discussed at length in this document. Essentially, this is an appointment of another person to make decisions based on what an individual wants to happen in various situations.

Contact an Atlanta Advanced Health Care Directive Lawyer

With questions regarding powers of attorney, contact our office by calling (770) 424-1400 or by completing the e-mail form on this website.


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