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Powers of Attorney

Experienced Power of Attorney Lawyer in Clearwater, Florida

Everyone should carefully consider appointing someone to act as agent under a durable power of attorney and a designation of heath care surrogate. These legal documents are especially important for individuals without close family, for individuals that have second or third marriages, and for individuals that might have some type of discord within their family. They are also important for individuals who are living with a life partner or in a nontraditional relationship.

At The Law Office of Thomas G. Tripp, I draft durable powers of attorney and designations of health care surrogate for individuals and families throughout the Pinellas County-St. Petersburg-Tampa Bay area.

What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?

A durable power of attorney, including a financial power of attorney, is a document that you create in advance of becoming incapacitated. It designates a trusted person to act as your agent with regard to your assets, liabilities and all financial aspects of your life.

What Is a Health Care Surrogate?

A health care surrogate, also known as a health care power of attorney, is a document that designates someone who has the legal authority to consult with your physicians and make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to do so. For example, if you are suffering from a temporary or permanent illness or incapacity, this person could step into your shoes and make decisions for you.

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For more information about a durable power of attorney or designation of health care surrogate, contact me, St. Petersburg estate planning lawyer Thomas G. Tripp. Call 727-544-8819 to schedule a consultation.