Power Of Attorney
Power of attorney is a legal document describing the decision-making authority granted to a person other than yourself. In Pennsylvania, a person with power of attorney can make both medical and financial decisions or only one type.
At Sikov and Love, P.A., we are attorneys who have built a reputation for care and compassion to people facing elder law matters since 1952. We’re in the business of helping you make smart decisions about your future, and people across Pittsburgh have put their trust in us. We take a great deal of pride in the reputation for detailed, thorough service that we’ve built.
Do You Need A Power Of Attorney?
There are many instances throughout life in which a power of attorney is a sensible thing to have. For example, if you’re unable to attend the closing on your home, you may need someone to sign the necessary documents.
In theory, you could craft a power of attorney for a person to deal with matters when you don’t have the time or inclination. However, the most often used for powers of attorney is to make sure someone can make essential decisions about your medical care and financial affairs when you cannot, either because you are not available to do so or when you are incapacitated.
A Position Of Immense Trust
The person given power of attorney is often a closely trusted individual such as a family member or close friend. It can be challenging to figure out the right person to choose to take on this duty, but we can provide you with a great deal of guidance on these questions.
On Your Side. Securing Your Future
As your lawyers, we will work hard to answer your questions and develop the documents you need to make thoughtful, smart decisions. We will be there for you to review any decisions and ensure your vision for your future and care.