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Power of attorney documents allow caregivers to advocate for their loved ones, but some institutions require additional documentation. See what specific permissions you’ll need to access personal information and make vital decisions.

Each person has their own preferences for end-of-life care. The best way to guarantee that individual wishes will be respected is to put them down in writing. There are a few documents required for this that an elder law attorney can help you draw up.

You planned ahead and were named power of attorney, but why won’t they accept it? Know the three main reasons why financial institutions might prevent you from accessing your loved one’s accounts.

Whether you’ve been named as someone else’s power of attorney (POA) or you’re looking to appoint one for yourself, know what responsibilities and limitations come with this designation.

Familiarize yourself with the basic legal documents and forms that seniors and their caregivers use to create cohesive legal, financial and medical plans for the future.

Power of attorney (POA) documents are a crucial part of a legal plan for one’s future. However, the way these documents are written can either empower trusted individuals to help manage one’s affairs or cause unnecessary headaches.

Getting a durable power of attorney (DPOA or POA) sometimes costs nothing and can be done for free.

If your mother is no longer able to provide care for your father and he is not competent to sign a durable power of attorney, petition the court to appoint a legal guardian and conservator.

To avoid a maze of bureaucratic hurdles and the frustration caused by an inability to act at precisely the time you need to, make sure your loved one has the proper legal documents in place.