You can also give the person you select, your agent or representative, the right to make medical decisions on your behalf, or you can narrow their scope of authority. Our Gilbert estate planning attorneys can help you with all of your Power of Attorney needs- call 480-833-8000 or use our online form to schedule your free consultation.
General Durable Power of Attorney
This type of power of attorney encompasses many types of business and financial responsibilities. You can revoke this power of attorney at any time that you are legally mentally competent. You can also indicate just when you would like a power of attorney to take effect- for example, you could require the medical opinion of one physician, or two or more physicians.
Special Power of Attorney
This type of power of attorney is used when you want to give your agent less authority to act on your behalf. It can be used for a small range of responsibilities, or just one specific transaction. It doesn’t always need to be used in medical emergency situations- many people use them when they will be out of the country or otherwise unavailable to complete a specific transaction.
Health Care Power of Attorney
This type of power of attorney is used solely for decisions regarding your health care and mental health care treatments. This will give your agent the authority to decide on issues like whether you would like to be kept on life support, whether you should donate your organs, and more. You can also use an advanced health care directive to indicate how you would like your agent to decide on these issues.
Revocation of Power of Attorney. Maybe you no longer have a need for your power of attorney, or you want to assign these responsibilities to someone else. If so, you will need to revoke, or cancel, the power of attorney. The person named in your revoked power of attorney will need to be properly notified of the revocation. Doctors, bankers, and anyone else who interacted with the agent should be informed as well.