A durable financial power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone the authority to oversee your finances. This in the event that you are unable to do so because you have become mentally and/or physically incapacitated. Making sure that you have a durable financial power of attorney can be critical to ensuring that your financial matters are properly handled. You should name someone you trust if or when you cannot handle these matters on your own at any point.
A Denver financial power of attorney lawyer from Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd., is experienced at developing comprehensive durable financial powers of attorneys for our clients. We can help you develop financial directives that clearly spell out your wishes and that will appropriately protect your assets. Also in case you may not be able to oversee such protections due to an accident, illness or injury. Give us a call for more information (303) 713-9147, or reach us online.
How Durable Financial Powers of Attorney Work
Also referred to as a durable power of attorney for finances, a durable financial power of attorney works similarly to a durable medical power of attorney in that this type of directive:
Specifically appoints some individual to be the agent or attorney-in-fact who will act on your behalf.
Clearly outlines your wishes for how certain matters should be handled.
A Durable financial powers of attorney can be simple or as complicated as a person wants them to be. For instance, while a simple durable financial power of attorney may only direct that an agent oversee a specific financial transaction (like, for instance, a real estate deal), a more complicated financial directive can empower an agent to do things like:
Oversee a person’s bank and investment accounts
Pay taxes on behalf of the ailing individual
Deposit Social Security checks on behalf of the ailing individual
Manage other assets like, for example, businesses, real estate holdings, etc.
Also the agent named in a durable financial power of attorney does not have to be a financial expert. Instead, this agent simply should be someone whom an individual trusts with their important financial matters. When agents are not financial experts, durable financial powers of attorney can specifically dictate when agents can hire other financial experts (like accountants). They can help to assist in carrying out the directives in the durable financial power of attorney.
Denver Estate Planning Attorneys at Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd.
When you are ready to start a plan, get in contact with a Denver financial power of attorney lawyer from Colorado Estate Matters, Ltd. We provide a thoughtful, comprehensive approach to our clients’ estate planning needs. The attorneys want to provide clients with competent, caring and professional representation.
Our Denver estate planning lawyers are skilled at using a variety of traditional and innovative approaches to develop solutions that are perfectly tailored to our clients’ needs and objectives. Our goal is to help our clients efficiently navigate the complexities of the law. They can develop effective, prudent solutions that will protect them, their assets and their families in the future.
Contact A Denver Financial Power of Attorney Lawyer
Let’s discuss your options with a financial power attorney during an initial consultation. To schedule this meeting, call us at (303) 713-9147 or email us using our convenient online contact form.
From our offices in Denver, we serve clients throughout the southwest and southeast Metro Area, including (but not limited to) people in Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker, Aurora, Greenwood Village, Englewood, Centennial, Wheat Ridge, Golden and Arvada.