Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney in the Rocky River Area

You can never know when an accident or illness will put you in the hospital. At any age, it is important to take the time and create a plan in case you are put in a position where you cannot make decisions for yourself.

If you become incapacitated, you will still have bills to pay and you may need someone to make medical decisions for you regarding your care. With a power of attorney, you can appoint a person to make financial or medical decisions on your behalf. This person does not need to be a lawyer, as the name suggests, but can be anyone over the age of 18 who you trust to make decisions for you.

Estate Planning Lawyer With More Than 25 Years’ Experience

Charles E. Mills is an estate planning attorney dedicated to helping you create a plan that meets your needs. At Charles E. Mills & Associates, we will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and help you create a power of attorney that fits in with your estate plan and your goals.

In addition to powers of attorney, we can also answer your questions about other estate planning tools. Whether you need a living will or trust, or if you are involved in a dispute over an estate planning document, we can provide you with the advocacy and advice you need.

For a free consultation to discuss your estate plan and powers of attorney, contact our Rocky River law firm by e-mail or call us at 866-497-6180.

Ohio Adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act

The Ohio legislature recently adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. This law has been passed by several other states, giving uniformity to the way we understand, create and use powers of attorney across the country. The statute also provides a form to create a power of attorney in Ohio.

We can help you understand this new law and how it will impact your power of attorney. While the statute provides a form, we can draft a more specific power of attorney that is tailored to your needs, including issues involving Medicaid planning and elder law.

If you have a power of attorney that was drafted before Uniform Power of Attorney Act was passed, your power of attorney should still be effective, so long as it was well drafted. However, it is always a good idea to have your estate planning documents reviewed from time to time to ensure that they fully reflect your wishes. We can review your power of attorney and answer your questions about the new law.

Speak With a Lawyer — Free of Charge

To learn more about powers of attorney in Ohio, contact our estate planning law firm by calling 866-497-6180 for a free consultation.