Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney are very important. They give a person or persons the right to make decisions for you if you are unable to, or if you just do not want to handle a matter personally. The two basic types of powers of attorney are financial and health. You can have a general power of attorney that covers all matters. If you become sick or incapable and you have not designated someone to handle your finances or your health care, no one can legally make these decisions. Your family or friends may be required to have you declared legally incompetent and a legal guardian appointed by the court.