One of the most important decisions you’ll make is determining who you will name as your attorney in fact, also known as your agent or proxy. This person will have legal authority to ensure your wishes are carried out.
Limited Power of Attorney: Delegate a specific
task to an agent, granting them the authority they need to act on your behalf.
General Power of Attorney: Grant an agent the
power to handle legal and health matters on your behalf, even before
Durable Power of Attorney: Ensure your
directives remain in effect, even if you become incapacitated. This
comprehensive document provides long-lasting protection. This can either take
effect immediately or be a "Springing" Power of Attorney which takes
effect only in the event of your incapacity, giving you peace of mind knowing
that someone trusted will step in when needed.
Power of Attorney for Health Care: Dictates who has
the authority to make health care decisions for you in the event you are unable
to make and communicate your wishes. These generally also include an advance
directive with instructions for end-of-life care.