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you need a power of attorney for your circumstancesA power of attorney can be a great resource in a variety of legal situations, but many people may not see the benefits of having a power of attorney document. If you are unsure of whether or not you need a power of attorney for your circumstances, seek counsel from a qualified attorney. Here are three instances where you may want to consider having a power of attorney document:

1.  To allow someone to handle financial matters and decisions for the individual. Whether you or a loved one has become unable to handle financial matters for any reason, having a power of attorney in place will allow you to put these matters in capable hands. This can also give you peace of mind knowing that if something happens to you and you are unable to manage your finances, you can have a trusted family member or friend to rely on.

2.  To allow someone to make medical decisions for the individual. When unexpected events happen and render someone incapacitated or unable to make decisions for themselves, a power of attorney will ensure these decisions are made by a trustworthy relative or friend.

3.  To allow someone to make decisions for someone who has lost the mental capacity to make decisions on their own. Besides financial and medical decisions, there are many other decisions that have to be made in day-to-day life, and this can be impossible for some people. A power of attorney in this instance can help an individual continue to live a fulfilling, productive life.

Regardless of why you may need a power of attorney, you can trust the Law Office of Melissa Stewart, formerly Groff Law Firm. to handle these issues for you. Call us today to set up an appointment!