Assistance with Powers of Attorney in Utah
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If you or someone you love becomes incapacitated, it is important to appoint an individual you trust to make decisions on your behalf or on behalf of your loved one. We at Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C. have the utmost sympathy for your situation if you require a power of attorney in Utah. Our experienced and compassionate lawyers have provided residents throughout the state with personalized guidance and support for all aspects of estate planning. When you retain our services, you gain the assistance of a legal team with more than 175 years of combined experience.
Regardless of your age, you can benefit from having an advance directive — accidents or illnesses can occur at any time. Advance directives detail your wishes of how you would like to be taken care of should you suffer an illness or injury that prevents you from making such decisions yourself. Types of advance directives include living wills and power of attorneys. At Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C., our lawyers can assist you in creating a comprehensive Utah power of attorney that carefully explains the authority you would like to give up.
Benefits of a power of attorney
When choosing whom to grant power of attorney, it is essential that you select someone who is trustworthy and who understands your wishes. An experienced wills lawyer can explain to you that the following are some of the benefits of creating a power of attorney:
- It is inexpensive
- It grants you peace of mind
- You decide who makes decisions on your behalf
- You decide the level of authority to grant your agent
- If your condition improves, you can resume making decisions for yourself
A power of attorney can grant an agent the legal power to look after all of your affairs, including your estate, taxes, debts, investments and banking transactions. If you select someone who is untrustworthy, he or she may abuse their authority and take advantage of your condition. Thus, it is in your best interests to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer prior to setting up a power of attorney.
Estate planning guidance from a respected Utah law firm
Jeffs & Jeffs, P.C. provides a full range of estate planning support for clients in Utah County. To speak to one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us today by phone at 801-877-3763 or via our online form. We have flexible hours, free parking and are located two blocks from the Provo courthouse and one block from the new Latter-Day Saints Historic Provo Temple.