power of attorney Doylestown PA

When planning your estate, one of the most powerful tools at your disposal is a power of attorney.

Bucks County, PA residents can use these documents to appoint another person – referred to here as their “agent” to act on their behalf if they become disabled or incapacitated.

Powers of attorney come in two varieties: financial – which lets the agent handle your finances, including paying bills and cashing checks – and health care, which enables the agent to make medical decisions for you.

These documents are crucial for estate planning, giving confidence that if you become incapacitated or disabled, someone you trust will be able to help you.

Years of handling power of attorney cases in Doylestown and other Bucks County areas has taught us there’s a potential for conflict, bad feelings and mistrust when a parent names just one of their children to be their agent.

If you have named one of your children as your agent, or you have been named as agent instead of one of your siblings, here are some things to keep in mind:

If you have questions regarding a power of attorney, we can assist you in Doylestown and other areas of Bucks County. We have spent years assisting families like yours in drafting financial and health care powers of attorney to keep you protected in the event of your disability or incapacity.