Powers of Attorney

Choose the Person You Want to Manage Your Finances and Affairs

If you are over 17 years of age, you need a power of attorney document. This will tell the world who you want to make legal or financial decisions for you if you should become unable to speak for yourself.

At the Florida law firm of Amy B. Van Fossen, P.A., our Melbourne, Florida powers of attorney lawyer helps clients throughout the state create highly effective documents. Unlike many do-it-yourself forms downloaded from the Internet, you can trust our powers of attorney to stand up in a court of law. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.

Did you know? On July 1, 2013, Florida changed the laws regarding powers of attorney. An old, out-of-date document may prevent your agent from managing your assets the way you originally intended. Contact our lawyer to review or modify an existing document for you.

Brevard County Lawyer Drafting and Interpreting Medical Power of Attorney

The most appropriate power of attorney for you depends on your unique goals.

General Power of Attorney: This document allows an appointed person to make important decisions on your behalf. These decisions may involve:

  • Accessing safety deposit boxes or bank accounts
  • Managing property
  • Filing tax returns
  • Acquiring life insurance or health insurance
  • Managing stocks
  • Operating businesses
  • Transferring assets to revocable living trusts

Power of Attorney: This document allows decisions you make now to remain in effect, even if you should become incapacitated.

Special Power of Attorney: This document authorizes your agent to make decisions only in very specific situations.

A Health Care Power of Attorney designates which person you want to make health care and medical choices for you, if you become incapacitated.

Finally, a revocation of power of attorney gives you the ability to cancel a former power of attorney document that you created.

Consult Our Florida Attorney for Durable Powers of Attorney

Our Brevard County medical power of attorney lawyer is here to answer all your questions about durable powers of attorney and other estate planning tools. Schedule an initial consultation by calling Amy B. Van Fossen, P.A., locally at 321-426-1848 or toll free at 800-495-9153, or send us an e-mail today.